Saturday, November 13, 2010

Dark Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Icing

Recently, someone asked me for this recipe.  I sent it to her via message, but here it is for the blog.  ENJOY!!!

Dark Chocolate Cake
Mix together:
2 c sugar
1 3/4  c flour
3/4 c cocoa powder  (if you can find dark chocolate cocoa powder, it is better!)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Add to dry ingredients:
2 eggs
1 c milk
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c oil
Beat 2 minutes.
Mix together:
1/2 c boiling water
1/2 c hot coffee
Add to mixture.  Beat slowly.  Batter will be thin!!

Pour into 2 - 9" round cake pans that have been greased and floured.  (Or you can use a 13X9)  Parchment paper on the bottom of pans helps get the cake from the pan when done baking.
Bake at 350* for about 30 minutes, up to 40 minutes if you use a 13X9. (when cake springs back when lightly touched.)
Remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes before removing from pan(s).  Remove from pan, to a cooling rack, to cool completely.
When cake is COMPLETELY cool, frost with the peanut butter icing.

Peanut Butter Icing
1 c smooth peanut butter
1/2 c soft butter
Beat together till very smooth!  Then add:
3 1/2 - 4 c powdered sugar
1/2 c milk
Beat for several minutes, till very smooth and spreadable.
Spread on cake . . . serve!  Yummy!

1 comment:

  1. I am not a big cake eater, BUT when it is slathered in PB icing - yummmmmm!!