Monday, September 26, 2011

The Secret Recipe Club

This is my second month to be a part of The Secret Recipe Club.  I love visiting other blogs and trying recipes but the SRC helps me reach out to new blogs.  I love it.  The month I was assigned Deli-Cute-Essen.  What a great blog! I loved looking all through the blog - tons of cute things and great vegan recipes.  I don't know much about vegan recipes but I loved reading through the different ingredients.  However, I decided to make another cake again this month.  I went with a Mocha Cake.  We loved it.  I couldn't keep my girls out of the frosting - thank goodness we had a little left over!  I chose not put the egg in the frosting - I added a little milk but could probably have left the milk out.  My frosting appears to be a little thinner but still Oh So Yummy!

Also, please visit Deli-Cute-Essen as her picture of this wonderful cake is WAY better than mine!  My girls were diving in as I was trying to take a good picture! :)





Mocha Cake

Cake

2 1⁄4 cups flour
1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda
1/3 cups instant coffee
1 1/3 cups water
1 2/3 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup mayonnaise
3 squares (1 oz each) unsweetened chocolate melted and cooled.         

Sift flour with baking soda. Dissolve coffee in water.
Beat sugar, eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Blend in mayonnaise and
chocolate. Add flour mixture alternately with coffee, one third at a time on low
speed of electric mixer. Pour into two greased and floured  9-inch pans. Bake at 350 F for about 35 minutes.

Frosting
4 squares unsweetened chocolate
1⁄2 cup milk
2 tablespoons instant coffee
1 cup butter
3 cups icing sugar
1 egg

Melt chocolate with milk and coffee over hot water. Blend until smooth. Cool.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat at high speed of
electric mixer for about 1 minute. Add chocolate mixture to butter mixture.
Blend well.

To Assemble Cake
Cut each layer horizontally to make 4 layers. (I didn't split them and ended up with just two layers) Spread each layer with 3⁄4 cup of frosting and cover top and sides of cake.



8 comments:

Desi said...

YUM! I love that chocolate oozing out of the middle! So great to be in SRC with you :)

Brownieville Girl said...

All I can say is yummmmm - I just love coffee cake, my absolute favourite, and I think your photo is wonderful :-}}

Eliotseats said...

Yours still looks ooey-gooey good!

Julie said...

This cake looks chocolately and delicious. I love SRC, such a great way to find new recipes and meet new bloggers.

Trisha said...

That is one good looking cake. I'd be eager to dig into it!

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

Coffe, chocolate and cake - the ultimate pairing. Awesome to be in the Secret Recipe Club with you. Here is my post from group C - http://su.pr/2rtACr

BigBearswife said...

mmm mocha cake! yum!!

Glad to be in Group C with you

Rhonda said...

I feel my waistline expanding just looking at it. This is my 2nd month also with SRC, love it!