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Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Icing

Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Icing

I close my eyes, take a bite of this cake and I'm ten years old and in my parent's kitchen. It's called "Old Black Joe" cake. I have no idea where the name came from, but it was the most popular cake in the family.

The coffee makes it super moist, and it's easy to make. I'm sure experienced bakers might gasp when they see that you just dump all the ingredients in a bowl and mix, but I think that's what made this cake a common after school snack.

1 cup of milk
2 cups of flour
2 cups of sugar
3/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons of baking soda
1 teaspoon of baking powder
2 eggs
1 cup hot coffee

Heat the oven to 350. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and use an electric mixer to blend. Pour into a 9x12 cake pan and bake for 35-40 minutes.

I couldn't remember my mom's exact peanut butter recipe, so I used this one from All Recipes, and it was perfect.


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Susan

I love a great Madeleine moment, especially a delicious one!!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Amy

That cake looks so yummy. The problem is that if I make it I will want to eat it…all of it. That would not be very ladylike!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by jdavissquared

oh. my. goodness. that looks good!
i think you just ruined my diet. ;)

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Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Selma

mhh this cake looks so delicious! xXx bisous!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by sassypackrat

Love coffee and chocolate and peanut butter so will happily try this recipe.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by April

Looks soo delicious!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Cathi

The perfect ingredients for cake – yum!! Thanks for the recipe! :)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Erika Lee Sears

Wow it sounds like such an easy recipe and it looks delicious.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by LAURA!!!

oh this sounds delicious and quick!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Ela and Daniel Asisi

That looks AMAZING!!! I can't wait to try it!

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