Mahogany Cake

Mahogany Cake

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups flour
  2. 1 tsp. baking soda
  3. 1 tsp. salt
  4. 1/2 cup butter
  5. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  6. 3 eggs
  7. 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
  8. 1 cup strong black coffee, divided
  9. 1 tablespoon vinegar
  10. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  11. 9 Frosting: See in STEPS

Steps

  1. 1
    Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, incorporating each egg before adding another.
  2. 2
    Heat chocolate and 1/2 cup of coffee together until chocolate is completely dissolved.
  3. 3
    Beat chocolate-coffee mixture into butter-sugar mixture.
  4. 4
    Sift flour, soda, salt together.
  5. 5
    Stir in a little of the flour mixture, alternating with the divided 1/2 cup of coffee until all used up.
  6. 6
    Add vinegar and vanilla and beat well.
  7. 7
    Divide into three 9” pans.
  8. 8
    Then, bake at 325F for 25-30 minutes.
  9. 9
    Frosting: * With 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream, add 1 tablespoon of strong coffee, 1 tablespoon of cocoa, and 2 tsp. sugar. * When thoroughly chilled, add 2/3 cups of heavy whipping cream and whip. * Spread between layers and top of cake.