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2 c flour
1 t salt
1 t baking powder
2 t baking soda
3/4 c unsweetened cocoa
2 c sugar
1 c vegetable oil
1 c hot coffee
1 c milk
2 eggs
1 t vanilla

Sift together dry ingredients. Add oil, coffee and milk; beat at medium 2 minutes. Add egg and vanilla; beat 2 more minutes. Put in 2 greased/floured 9' cake pans. Bake at 325' for 25-30 minutes (mine actually took a few minutes longer) or until tests done. Cool 15 minutes before removing from pan.

Mock Whipped Cream Frosting
1 c milk
5 T flour
1/2 c butter, softened
1/2 c shortening
1 c sugar
1 t vanilla

Cook milk and flour in saucepan until thick (it will get really gummy). Cover and refrigerate. Beat rest of ingredients; add chilled mixture and beat 10 minutes.
 

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I'd make this today if I had coffee. Sounds really good! :)
 

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Coconut Cake

2 c self-rising flour
½ tsp. baking soda
½ c shortening
1 ¾ c sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
4 egg whites
1 ½ c buttermilk

Grease and lightly flour a rectangular baking pan. Stir together flour and baking soda. In a large mixing bowl, beat shortening with an electric mixer on high for 1 minute. Add sugar and vanilla. Mix until well blended. Add egg whites and mix well.
Add ¾ c buttermilk and mix well. Add half of dry mixture a little at a time, mixing well on low after each addition. Add the remaining buttermilk and mix well. Add the remaining dry mixture a little at a time, mixing well on low after each addition. Pour batter into baking pan. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes. Let cake cool before frosting.

Coconut Frosting

1/2 c shortening
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 c powdered sugar
1-2 Tbsp. milk
½ c flaked coconut

Beat shortening and vanilla with electric mixer on medium for 1 minute. Add powdered sugar and milk slowly while continuing to mix. Stir in coconut.

Frost cooled cake.
 

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Brenda, I just love coconut cake [ or anything coconut] I will have to try it. The chocolate sounds good too. Tell me is the mixture for the chocolate cake pretty runny looking?
 
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