Mahogany Cake
Mahogany Cake Recipe

Mahogany Cake

This dark chocolate cake has a subtle coffee flavor.

12
servings
25 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 50 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups sugar

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

3 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 1/3 cups hot strong coffee

Frosting

2/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

3 cups powdered sugar

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 to 4 tablespoons cooled strong coffee

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and lightly flour 2 (9-inch) round cake pans; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Place sugar and 3/4 cup butter in another bowl; beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add cooled chocolate, eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with 1 1/3 cups coffee, beating at low speed just until well mixed.

  4. STEP 4

    Pour batter evenly into prepared pans. Bake 20-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Beat 2/3 cup butter in bowl at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar, cocoa, 1 teaspoon vanilla and enough coffee for desired spreading consistency, beating well after each addition.

  6. STEP 6

    Place 1 cake layer onto serving plate. Spread 1/2 cup frosting over top; top with second cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake.

Nutrition

550Calories
27Fat (mg)
110Cholesterol (mg)
420Sodium (mg)
75Carbohydrates (g)
3Dietary Fiber
6Protein (g)

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  October 14, 2012

Wonderful texture and flavor. My family loved it.

— says Mary
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  March 17, 2009

I have made this cake 2 times. Both times my son requested it for his birthday cake. It has a nice chocolate flavor, however, if you overbake it in the least bit, it tends to dry out. Overall, very good cake.

— says Lisa
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