Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 cups sugar

  2. 1 cup unsweetened cocoa

  3. 1 cup vegetable shortening

  4. 1 teaspoon salt

  5. 2 teaspoons baking powder

  6. 1 teaspoon baking soda

  7. 3 cups all-purpose flour

  8. 2 eggs -- at room temperature

  9. 1 cup milk -- at room temperature

  10. 1 teaspoon almond extract

  11. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  12. 1 cup hot -- strong coffee

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the sides and bottom of 2 (9-inch) cake pans with shortening and then dust them with flour. In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the coffee. Mix at low speed until blended, scaping the sides of the bowl occasionally with a rubber spatula. Slowly add the coffee while mixing on low. Mix until smooth. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pans on a wire racks for about 20 minutes, then invert onto racks and remove pans. Cool completely.


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