Wednesday, July 7, 2010

How to Make Chocolate Cake (or cupcakes) with Mocha Frosting

There is a secret ingredient in these which may be surprising, but makes for a very moist, rich finished product. If you're going to make chocolate cake, why not go all out?

See recipe below

(Cocoa Mayonnaise Cake)
4 c flour
2/3 c cocoa
2 c sugar
2 tsp baking soda
2 c mayonnaise
2 c cold water
2 tsp vanilla

(Mocha Icing)
1/2 c butter, softened
1/4 c boiling water
2 tbsp instant coffee mix
2-4 tbsp cocoa
2 tsp vanilla
~1 lb. confectioner's sugar

(preheat oven to 350)
1) Sift/mix together flour, cocoa, sugar, and baking soda (dry ingredients).
2) Mix mayonnaise, cold water, and vanilla by HAND.
3) Add liquids to dry.
4) Pour into greased, floured pans; bake at 350 for 25-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
5) While cake is baking, dissolve instant coffee in boiled water and let cool before making icing.
6) Combine icing ingredients with mixer, adding cocoa and sugar as needed to achieve the taste you want.
7) Ice cake when cool.