Daily Recipe - Old Fashioned Chocolate Birthday Cake with Mom's Special Fluffy Chocolate Frosting

by Divine Domesticity on April 30th, 2008

Old Fashioned Chocolate Birthday Cake with Mom's Special Fluffy Chocolate Frosting
Makes many servings

For the cake:

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup water (or substitute water with 1 cup cold brewed coffee)
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vinegar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. (We used three 9-inch round cake pans)

2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the eggs, coffee, milk, oil and vinegar. Mix until smooth, batter will be thin. Pour into prepared pan.

3. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

For the frosting:

10 oz. butter, softened
2 lb bag of powdered sugar, 3/4 cup withheld
1/2 cup cocoa powder (eye ball it)
3 big spoonfuls powdered egg whites (the secret ingredient!)
2 tsp. vanilla
Milk or half and half, to thin to desired consistency

1. Cream the butter and sugar. Add milk and cocoa, alternating. Add powdered egg white and vanilla. Beat until fluffy and delicious!

Both recipes from my mom!

Wait -- who let the crazy lookin' white guy on my carousel?!

2 comments:

Kelly said...

Looks very tasty and fluffy indeed! I had to laugh since I posted a chocolate layer cake on my blog today, too!

Ali said...

kelly - great minds think alike ;)

did NO ONE notice the crazy white dude on my amazon carousel?? come on peeps!