Midnight Moon Cake

Midnight Moon Cake

13 Reviews 2 Pics
Dee Turner
Recipe by  Dee Turner

“This moist chocolate cake from my grandma is glazed with lemon icing in an unusually great combination.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 -9 inch round cake

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and line with parchment paper one 9 inch round cake pan.
  2. Cream shortening, add white sugar gradually and cream until fluffy. Blend in the well beaten eggs.
  3. In a separate bowl, slowly add hot water to cocoa and mix until smooth, dissolving cocoa completely.
  4. In a third bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder; add to creamed mixture alternately with the cocoa mixture. Blend in vanilla. Pour batter into one 9 inch round pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Let cake cool then ice with Lemon Icing.
  6. To Make Icing: Combine confectioner's sugar with enough lemon juice to make the icing spreadable without being runny or stiff (about 1/4 cup). Stir in the grated zest. Pour icing over top of cake. See the full moon.

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Reviews (13)

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thedailygourmet
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thedailygourmet

I chose to make this cake for a small group of women where one lady was dairy intolerant. This was the PERFECT dessert for her, I didn't use the lemon glaze, choosing instead to make dairy free Chocolate peanut butter fudge frosting (1/2 cup shortening, 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup water, 1 cup sifted cocoa powder, 4 cups of confectioner sugar) -which really gave it a chocolate lovers appeal. Great cake recipe...thanks for sharing!

CRISSIEBAKER
12

CRISSIEBAKER

Make sure you don't use all 2 oz. of the lemon juice, it makes the frosting way too runny. Use about 1 oz. and then add a tiny bit more mixing as you go to get the desired consistency. I followed the recipe to a T and ended up with a drooped center and really runny icing that didn't cover my cake very well. Otherwise, it tastes really good.

Sheri
11

Sheri

I used Special Dark Cocoa as I am rather partial to dark chocolate taste and it turned out great. I like that it only makes one layer...doesn't leave you with too much to add to your waistline! Thanks...I will be making this again.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 294 cal
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 10 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs
  • 50.3 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 255 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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