Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Sauce


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A rich cake made with a touch of coffee is topped off with the perfect sauce, best served warm.

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  • 2 C. all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 C. sugar
  • 12 C. cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbs. Baking soda
  • 1 tsp. Salt optional
  • 1 C. buttermilk
  • 2/3 C. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 C. hot strong brewed coffee
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 2 Tbs. Cornstarch
  • 1 C. water
  • 2 Tbs. Unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract

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Preheat oven to 350 F. Sift first 5 ingredients together in a bowl. Add next 5 ingredients and combine. Batter will be thin. Pour into a buttered and floured 9x13 inch baking pan. Bake 30 minutes or until tester comes out clean when inserted in center. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a heavy saucepan. Add water. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly. When mixture begins to thicken, remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla. Serve sauce over cake.

Serves 16.

Dorothy Hadler, Menasha, WI

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