Granny's Mahogany Cake and Frosting5 Reviews
- Prep: 20 min
- Cook: 30 min
- Ready In: 2 hr 5 min
“This recipe, which is over 100 years old, was one of my grandmother's (she raised 11 children and three grandchildren) favorites. Anytime I serve this cake I get requests for the recipe.” - by ame2
Original recipe yields 10 servings
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour three 9 inch round cake pans.
- Place the sugar and butter in a mixing bowl, and beat until light colored and smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir the coffee and cocoa into the egg mixture until well blended. Measure the buttermilk, and remove 1 tablespoon, placing it in a separate small bowl, and set aside. Stir the remaining buttermilk into the egg mixture, beating until smooth.
- Stir the baking soda into 1 tablespoon buttermilk until smooth, and mix into the egg mixture. Stir in the flour, beating until smooth. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared cake pans.
- Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick or small knife inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, and cool in the pans about 15 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
- To make the frosting, beat 1 cup butter until smooth and creamy. Gradually sift in the confectioners' sugar, and beat until smooth. Stir in the coffee, cocoa, and vanilla until well blended.
- Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spread top with about 1/5 frosting. Place the second layer on top of the first, and frost. Repeat with the third layer. Use remaining frosting to frost top and sides.
Amount Per Serving (10 total)
- 824 cal
- 40.3 g
- 111.7 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (5)Rate This Recipe
"My kids & I loved this cake. It was not dry & the frosting was the best. Couldn't really taste the coffee in the cake, & the chocolate flavor was mild but there was a "subtle" difference compared to m..." See moreost cakes. The kids asked for seconds."
"This cake is wonderful and I've never been a huge fan of coffee. The coffee flavor is very subtle and it's mostly the moist chocolate cake that you taste. It's my youngest daughter's new favorite ca..." See moreke and I know I'll be making this for her birthday for many years to come! Thanks for the great recipe!!"
"Made this cake last week. This was the: 1. First layer cake I have ever made 2. First cake I have ever made from scratch 3. First icing I have ever made from scratch This cake could not have been ea..." See moresier to make. However, it didn't taste like I anticipated it. The cake did turn out very moist and very rich. I would make it again for company!"
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