Babs Chocolate Birthday Cake With Buttercream Icing

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“This moist dark chocolate cake has been around forever. At our house the "Birthday Person" gets to request the meal and dessert of their choice. I can't begin to tell you how many times I've made this cake and each time it received rave reviews!”
1hr 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For cake: Put oven on to 350°F Grease and flour two 8-inch cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together first five (dry) ingredients. Make well in bowl for wet ingredients.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, mix together oil, milk and eggs. Pour into the well in dry ingredients.
  4. As you begin to beat the batter, add the cup of hot coffee. Beat until well mixed then for two minutes on high.
  5. Pour into prepared pans. Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick placed in center comes out dry.
  6. Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and continue to cool on racks until completely cooled. Finish by icing with Buttercream that follows:
  7. For Icing: Cream butter and shortening with mixer. Add vanilla extract.
  8. Gradually add confectioners' sugar while continually beating with mixer. Icing will seem dry.
  9. Add milk continually, mixing and scraping sides of bowl, until icing appears light and right consistency for icing cake.
  10. Cover until you are ready to icing. May be stored in refrigerator for 2 weeks if not used completely.
  11. Makes about 3 cups.

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