Spintz Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup strong, hot, brewed coffee
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 5 tablespoons heavy cream

Instructions

1_ Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and grease and flour two 9 inch round pans.

2_ Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 3/4 cup cocoa.

3_ In a large bowl, mix together the white sugar, oil, and 2 eggs. Add the milk and 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla; mix well. Mix in the sifted ingredients, and then add the hot coffee. Pour the thin batter into the pans.

4_ Bake for 30 minutes. Remove the pans from the oven. Cover immediately with a piece of foil, and then a towel. Cool for 10 minutes. Remove the cakes from the pan. Place on a wire rack, and cover again with the foil and towel (the steam created by covering makes these cakes extra moist). Cool completely.


5_ To Make Filling: In a small bowl, cream the peanut butter, 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, and 1 teaspoon butter or margarine. Beat well. Stir in 3 tablespoons cream and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Set filling aside until cakes cool.

6_ To Make Frosting: In a mixing bowl, combine 4 cups confectioners' sugar, 4 tablespoons butter or margarine, 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa, egg white, 2 teaspoons vanilla, pinch of salt, and 5 tablespoons cream. Beat with mixer on high until frosting is very creamy, about 2 minutes. Fill and frost the cooled cake.

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