Mahogony cakes is a delicious old fashioned cake. It has mild flavors of chocolate and coffee . The texture is lovely with a fine crumb. More than anything I love the flavors in this.
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 45minutes
1 ½CDark Brown Sugar
¼C Cocoa Powder
1CStrong Black Coffee
1Tsp Baking Soda
1Tbsp White Vinegar
Cream Cheese Frosting
½CButter1 stick / 110 g (Notes)
8 OzCream Cheese (220g)
1Tsp Pure Vanilla extract
3- 4 CConfectioner’s Sugar
Make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature before making the batter Pre-heat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Place the oven rack in the center. Butter and line two 8 inch circular pans .
Sift together flour, salt , baking soda, and cocoa powder. Sift 2 to 3 times until all the flour looks uniform and aerated well.
Cream butter and brown sugar together until smooth. Add the eggs 1 by 1 to the mix and beat in. Beat in the vanilla. Fold in a third of the flour mix. Add ½ C coffee and mix in until combined well. Repeat this process one more time, this time adding in more than 1/3 of the flour. Mix in the vinegar add fold the remaining flour.
Divide the batter equally into the prepared cake pans. Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or till done. When done the center top will look form and set and a tester inserted in the center will come out clean.
Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely before frosting.
Crème Cheese Frosting
Bring the cream cheese and butter to almost room temperature. Beat the butter until it is fluffy . Add in the cream cheese and beat well until mixed well. The mix should look uniform and a little fluffy. Mix in 1 C powdered sugar along with vanilla. Add the remaining sugar in batches until desired consistency is reached.
The cooking times are for 8 inch circular pans. The times will change if using different sized pans.
You could use salted or unsalted butter for creme cheese frosting. Most salted butters contain very little sodium , but if the butter has discernible salt taste avoid it.
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