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Cocoa Cake

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Caribbean
Servings: 12
Author: Felix (Simply Trini Cooking)

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ⅓ cups unsweetened cocoa tea use about ¼ c. powder and 1 ¾ c. water
  • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder

Instructions

  • Grate the cocoa bar. Boil and strain to make about 1 cup of unsweetened cocoa “tea”. Note: About 3 tbsp should do.
  • Cream together butter, shortening and sugar in large mixing bowl.
  • Add eggs, vanilla and cocoa tea liquid; blend well.
  • Combine dry ingredients except the cocoa powder. Alternately add dry ingredients and cocoa powder to creamed mixture.
  • Pour into 2 greased, floured 9-inch round layer pans or 2 8-inch square pans. Bake in preheated 350 degrees F oven 35 to 40 minutes for 9-inch layer; or 40 to 46 minutes for 8-inch square layer or until cake tester comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely; frost as desired.