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Mocha Buttercream Cake Recipe

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Sheryl Fromm


4 oz dark chocolate baking bar
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
tsp salt
1 cup butter
2 tblsp instant coffee granules
1 cup buttermilk

cup sugar
1 tsp instant coffee
2 tblsp water

4 oz dark chocolate bar
2 tsp instant coffee
3 tblsp milk
tsp vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
1 cup butter
⅛ tsp salt

Melt chocolate.
Beat brown sugar, butter, eggs, coffee, and vanilla. Add chocolate.
Beat in dry ingredients, alternating with buttermilk.
Pour in 2 9" pans, greased.
Bake 35 minutes at 350.

Cool, remove from pans. Brush with coffee glaze.

Melt chocolate and butter, mix in remaining ingredients for frosting.
Frost cake.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
You can make buttermilk by adding 1 tblsp of white vinegar or lemon juice to the milk. Make sure it is one cup total, and stir. Let sit for about a minute before use.




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