Friday, April 11, 2008

Fabulous Chocolate Fudge Cake

This is a fabulous chocolate cake- that is perfect for a birthday cake. It's more like fudge than a cake- perfect for true chocolate lovers.

1 cup butter, softened
1 ½ cups brown sugar
3 eggs
1 ½ cups buttermilk
2 t vanilla
1 t instant coffee granules
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup cocoa powder, sifted
1 ½ t baking soda
¾ t salt

1 cup softened butter
1/3 cup whipping cream
1 t vanilla
1 cup cocoa
4 cups powdered sugar

CAKE: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line bottoms of two buttered 9-inch round cake pans with waxed paper. In a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar, until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes). Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla and coffee granules. Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Add the flour mixture into the creamed mixture, alternating with the buttermilk, in three additions, scraping down the sides of bowl each time. Divide batter between prepared pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until cake tests done. Turn onto a rack and remove paper. Cool and frost.

FROSTING: Beat butter until creamy in large mixing bowl. Blend in cream and vanilla; beat until very smooth. Add the cocoa and powdered sugar. Beat on high for 45 seconds. Frost cake.