Cocoa Mocha Cake with Caramel Icing

2 C flour
1 1/2 C sugar
4 Tbsp. cocoa
1 Tbsp. instant coffee
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 C butter, softened
2 eggs
1 C milk

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2- 8″ cake pans.
2. Mix all dry ingredients together. Add eggs and butter to dry mixture. Add milk and beat till smooth. Pour into prepared pans.
3. Bake for 40 minutes.

2 C brown sugar
1 C heavy cream
3 Tbsp butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt

  1. In a saucepan over low heat, combine brown sugar and cream and cool for 30 minutes or when the mixture reaches soft ball state.
  2. Remove from heat, stir in butter, vanilla and salt. Continue stirring till mixture reaches spreadable consistency. Spread over cooled cake.

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