Hughes’ chocolate “moose” cake

Hughes’ chocolate “moose” cake is one of her popular desserts at her Hughes Bar X restaurant in Albany, Mo.

“My grandson likes the name of this recipe. The cake is ‘to die for.’”

3 C. flour

2 C. sugar

12 T. cocoa

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. soda

12 T. Wesson oil

2 T. cider vinegar

2 T. vanilla

2 C. cold coffee

Preheat oven to 350°. Mix dry ingredients in bowl, then add remaining ingredients and mix to combine.

Pour batter into three 8-inch greased and floured round layer-cake pans. Bake in center rack of oven for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove the pans and let cool before frosting.

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