Sunday, April 26, 2009

Hurry Up Chocolate Cake



With the chicken skillet last week I also made Hurry up Chocolate Cake with Mocha Frosting. The recipe for the cake came from Cakes and Frostings with Schmecks Appeal by Edna Staebler. She was a Canadian author born in Berlin Ontario later more to Kitchener. In 2006 she died of a stroke. The recipes are from her mennonite neighbours, friends and family. This cake was very easy to make and the taste was so good, moist and the frosting with the coffee was perfect.

Hurry Up Chocolate Cake

9" X 9" baking pan (I used 9" round)
Preheat oven 35oº

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
1 cup sugar
3 tbsp. cocoa powder, rounded
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. vinegar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup lukewarm buttermilk
Mocha Icing to follow

Directions:

Now the recipe said to mix all this in the 9 x 9 baking pan. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa,baking soda, salt into your baking pan.
Make 3 wells into the flour mixture.
Add vanilla in one and vinegar in another one and melted butter into the last one.
Then over this pour the lukewarm buttermilk.
Mix this mixture until smooth and no flour is showing.
Tape pan on counter to get out any air bubbles.

Bake in preheated oven 350º for about 30 to 45 minutes. Cool on rack in pan. When cooled ice with the Mocha Frosting out of the pan.

Mocha Frosting

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup icing sugar
pinch of salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract or dark rum
1 egg yolk, (I did not use)
2 tbsp. cocoa
3 tbsp. very strong coffee

Directions:

In your mixer combine butter and icing sugar together until smooth and creamy.
Add vanilla and beat again until combined.
Then add cocoa slowly until this is combined.
Add the coffee until the frosting is the desired consistency.

Frost cake and serve.



11 comments:

Rosanne said...

Sounds wonderful!

Rosemary said...

This cake looks dark , rich and moist. Yummy.

Dan said...

This was really nice and moist.

Hendria said...

Rosanne.... Thanks for the comment..... :)

rosemary... It is so good....I am not a big chocolate cake person but this one is very good.... :)

Dan.....Thanks for the comment... :)

Jaime said...

lovely cake

Katy said...

I don't think we can have too many really good chocolate cake recipes, do you? I am really liking the idea that it's in a 9x9 baking pan. Truly a perfect size for me and Ole Sweetie-Pi. Sometimes those layer cakes are just waaay too much and we waste it. As you pointed out in an earlier post, who can afford to be wasteful? Yep, saving this and savoring it!

Abby said...

Hurry-up cake, huh? You're speaking my language.

And chocolate? You're speaking my husband's.

Bookmarked.

Hendria said...

Jamie... thank you for the comment...

Hendria said...

Katy..I do not think you can have to many cake recipes either...or any kind really.... :) For a one pan small cake is it Perfect I think. Thanks for the comment.

Hendria said...

Abby....A great recipe fast...what can be better indeed... :)
Thanks for your comment...

Elyse said...

Wow, this chocolate cake looks fantastic! I love that mocha frosting on there. I can't wait to try out the recipe. Man oh man, the cake looks moist and chocolatey and delicious!

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