Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 1/2 c Sugar; divided

  2. 3 tb Water

  3. 2 Unsweetened chocolate (1 oz)

  4. 3/4 c Butter or margarine;

  5. -softened 4 Eggs; separated

  6. 1 ts Vanilla extract

  7. 2 1/4 c Cake flour; sifted

  8. 1/2 ts Baking soda

  9. 1/2 ts Salt

  10. 1 c Milk

  11. 1 ts Cream of tartar

  12. Mocha frosting; see recipe -for Recipe by: Southern Living

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Grease three 9-inch round cakepans, and line with wax paper. Grease and flour wax paper. Set aside. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, water, and chocolate in a small saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate melts. Cool. Cream butter; gradually add remaining 2 cups sugar, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in vanilla and chocolate mixture. Combine flour, soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix after each addition. Beat egg whites until frothy; add cream of tartar, and beat until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into batter. Pour batter into prepared cakepans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire racks. Spread Mocha Frosting between cake. --


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