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    Chocolate Romance Cake

    Source of Recipe

    The Pastry Shop

    List of Ingredients

    1 3/4 c Flour, sifted all-purpose flour
    1 ts Baking powder
    4 tb Buttermilk, powdered
    9 ts Cocoa
    1 1/2 c Sugar
    1 ts Salt
    1 ts Cinnamon
    1 ts Cloves, ground
    1 ts Allspice
    1/2 c Mayonnaise, + 3 tb
    2 medium Eggs
    1 ts Vanilla
    1 c Sour cream , divided
    1/4 c Butter
    8 oz Cream cheese
    1 box Confectioner sugar
    1/4 c Cocoa
    Cinnamon, dash
    1 ts Vanilla


    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.(moderate).

    Grease and flour 9x12x2 cake pan.

    Mix together the flour, baking powder, buttermilk, cocoa, sugar,
    salt, cinnamon, cloves, and Allspice .

    Blend in mayonnaise, eggs, vanilla and 1/2 of sour cream.

    Beat 2 minutes at medium speed with mixer or 300 strokes by hand.
    Add remaining sour cream and beat 2 minutes longer.

    Pour into pan. Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted
    in center comes out clean.

    Cool on rack a few minutes before removing from pan.

    Frost when cake has cooled.

    For Frosting:
    Cream butter and cream cheese together until fluffy. Gradually add
    the sugar, cocoa and cinnamon one at a time until all are well
    blended. Add vanilla and
    blend well.




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