Ol’ Black Joe Cake

Growing up, this recipe has been a family favorite for birthday celebrations. We always topped it off with Coffee cream cheese frosting.

Mix together
2 c. flour
2 c. sugar
3/4 c. cocoa
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
In a second bowl
1 c. strong brewed coffee (2 heaping tsp. instant)
1 c. milk
1/2 c. oil
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

Sift together dry ingredients
In a second bowl, mix wet ingredients together
Combine both mixtures & blend until smooth.
Bake at 350 for approx. 30 minutes.
When cooled, top with coffee cream cheese frosting or PB frosting. (We always used Coffee cream cheese:-)

Coffee Cream Cheese Frosting:

1 (8oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 T milk
1 tsp vanilla
4 c. powdered sugar
2 tsp instant coffee? (or to taste)
Dissolve coffee in heated milk.
Blend together cream cheese and vanilla.
Add milk/ coffee mixture.
Add powdered sugar.
I usually add the coffee to taste, so I’m not sure on the exact measurement. If you want it stronger, just dissolve more coffee in the milk & add it to the icing.


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