Mom's Chocolate Cake

April 15, 2011
Mom's Chocolate Cake

Author Notes: This is a recipe from my mom's book of old recipes. I am not sure if it was originally modified from elsewhere but my grandmother was a baker so I can assume she had some input! It is incrediblly easy and delicious. I usually make a simple buttercream icing with the cake but I am sure a cappucino icing would be great too! alexmr

Serves: 6-8


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups hot coffee
In This Recipe


  1. Mix flour, sugar, cocoa, salt, and baking soda in a bowl and make a hole in the center of the mixture.
  2. Add the butter ( chopped into 6 squares),eggs, vanilla, and hot coffee to the hole in the dry ingredients.
  3. "Beat like Hell" ( I use an electronic mixer and beat for about 2 minutes on med/high speed.
  4. Pour mixture into two 9 inch cake pans and cook at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes.

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