Best Chocolate Cake
CATEGORIES
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup hot coffee or hot water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Icing:
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
DIRECTIONS
  1. Sift together all dry ingredients in large mixing bowl. Add oil, coffee & milk; mix at medium speed for 2 minutes. Add eggs & vanilla, beat 2 more minutes. Pour into 2 greased & floured 9 inch pans (or two 8 in. & 6 muffin cups). Bake 325 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
  2. Frosting: Combine milk & flour in saucepan; cook until thick. Cover & refrigerate. In medium bowl, beat butter, shortening, sugar & vanilla until creamy. Add chilled milk/flour mixture & beat for 10 minutes. Frost cooled cake.