Coffee-Chocolate Cake

Recipe for Best Chocolate Birthday Cake
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Ingredients

3 squares (3 ounces) unsweetened baking chocolate
1/3 cup brewed coffee, room temperature
3/4 cup butter
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup strong coffee

Instructions

Melt chocolate in ⅓ cup coffee over very low heat, stirring constantly. When melted, set aside to cool slightly. In a mixing bowl cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs one at a time and beat well. Add vanilla extract and blend in melted chocolate. Beat well. Combine and fork-sift dry ingredients and add alternately with 1 cup coffee, mixing just enough to combine, by hand or on lowest mixer speed.

Pour batter into two well-buttered 9-inch cake pans lined with buttered waxed paper. Bake at 350º F for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Do not remove cake too soon or it will fall. Cool 10 minutes in pan, then remove and cool on rack. (Layers are fragile; handle carefully.) Frost with Dark Chocolate Frosting.

Dark Chocolate Frosting

Yield: 

Serves 12 to 16.

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Typos

Please fix "coolon" rack and Dark "Choclolate" Frosting :)

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Many thanks for your keen eye(s)!

Sounds good

Sounds good

The strong coffee does it....

The strong coffee does it....

strong coffee

help me understand please. does it mean to use coffee grounds or already prepared coffee??

Strong Coffee

Prepared coffee. Please, don't use grounds. :)

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Use coffee the beverage, Pegg, not coffee grounds. Enjoy!

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