Signature Dish of Barb Schaller (Melba's Jammin')

Died-and-Went-to-Heaven Chocolate Cake

Barb's Died-and-Went-to-Heaven Chocolate Cake

Serving Size: 16
Preparation Time: 0:15
Categories: Cakes/Cake Desserts

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup vegetable oil canola preferred
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup hot strong black coffee

Icing:
1 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp buttermilk or low-fat milk (1 to 2)

Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly oil a 12-cup Bundt pan or coat it with non stick cooking spray. Dust the pan with flour, invert and shake out the excess.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, soda, baking powder, and salt. Add buttermilk, brown sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. Whisk in hot coffee until completely incorporated. (The batter will be quite thin.) Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the cake in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes; remove from pan and let cool completely.

To make icing: In a small bowl, whisk together confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and enough of the buttermilk or milk to make a thick but pourable icing. Set the cake on a serving plate and drizzle the icing over the top.

Notes: Eating Well magazine, April 1995, page 14. Ramona Stranberg brought it into the office, July 1997. Awesome stuff. Didn't use Dutch process cocoa first time I made it. Used a cup of hot coffee with instant coffee powder added in. Nutritional analysis done by Eating Well is not the same as what Mastercook calculated. :-/ Won Second Place at the State Fair in 1998 (?)

Per serving (excluding unknown items): 150 Calories; 4g Fat (25% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 27g Carbohydrate; 28mg Cholesterol; 201mg Sodium. Food Exchanges: 1 Fat; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrates

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