Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 13 x 9-inch pan.
In small saucepan, heat 2 ounces chocolate and the water over low heat,
stirring frequently, until chocolate is melted. Stir in 1/4 cup coffee mix (dry)
and orange peel; cool slightly. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt;
In large bowl, beat 1 cup butter and the granulated sugar with electric
mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating
well after each addition. Beat in chocolate mixture and vanilla extract. Beat in flour
mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating until smooth after each addition.
In medium bowl, beat egg whites with electric mixer on high speed until
stiff peaks form. Fold into batter. Pour into pan.
Bake 42 to 45 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly. Cool
completely, about 1 hour.
In medium saucepan, heat 2 ounces chocolate and 1/2 cup butter over low
heat, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth. Stir in 2 tablespoons coffee
In large bowl, beat powdered sugar, milk, orange juice and melted chocolate
mixture on medium speed until light and fluffy. Spread frosting evenly over
Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 630 (Calories from Fat 205 );
Total Fat 23 g (Saturated Fat 7 g); Cholesterol 55 mg; Sodium 360 mg; Total Carbohydrate
103 g (Dietary Fiber 2 g); Protein 5 g
Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 18 %; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 4 %; Iron 8 %
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reprinted with permission from
Betty Crocker 2008/TM General Mills.