Mahogany Cake

Mahogany Cake Recipe
24
2 Reviews
This dark chocolate cake has a subtle coffee flavor.
25 min
Prep Time
1:50
Total Time
12 servings

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

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and lightly flour 2 (9-inch) round cake pans; set aside.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in bowl; set aside.
  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. 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. 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. 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.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

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

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Wonderful texture and flavor. My family loved it.

Rating

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.

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