How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease two 9" round pans.
  • In a large bowl, cream sugar with shortening.
  • Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.
  • Make a paste of the food colouring, coffee and cocoa, add to above mixture.
  • Mix in half the flour and salt, then stir in buttermilk.
  • Beat in the remaining flour.
  • Mix vinegar and baking soda to combine well (it will foam, if it doesn't, you need new baking soda!). Add to the batter and blend well.
  • Bake 30 minutes. Cool completely and refrigerate 2 hours before filling and frosting.
  • Frosting / Filling:

  • Beat cream cheese, shortening, vanilla and salt together until well blended.
  • Gradually sift and beat in the icing sugar until it's all incorporated.
  • Assembly:

  • Place one cake round on a serving plate and cover with a thick layer of freshly made (so it's soft) frosting.
  • Place the second cake round on top and coat with a thin layer of frosting (i.e. the "crumb coat"). Chill until firm.
  • Finish frosting the cake and decorate as desired.

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  • doreenfish 6 years ago
    Looks awesome Jo Jo...thank u!!!
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  • 22566 6 years ago
    Oh my goodness!
    What can I say Jo Jo...except,
    ~ Excellent ~
    One great one great cake.
    Kindest of Regards
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  • jo_jo_ba 6 years ago
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 402.1
    Total Fat 20.4 g
    Saturated Fat 7.7 g
    Cholesterol 54.0 mg
    Sodium 405.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 49.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 32.8 g
    Protein 5.2 g
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