Cabin Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp salt, divided

1 tsp baking powder

3/4 cup cocoa

2 cups sugar

1 cup oil

1 cup hot coffee

1 1/4 cup milk, divided

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract, divided

1 lb powdered sugar

3/4 cup butter-flavored shortening

1 tsp almond extract

 

Sift together flour, one teaspoon salt, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and sugar. Add oil, coffee and one cup milk. Mix at medium speed for two minutes. Add eggs and one teaspoon vanilla; beat for two minutes. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9″ cake pans. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool at least 15 minutes before removing from pans. For Icing:  In a large mixing mixing bowl, beat together powdered sugar, shortening, almond extraxt, remaining salt, milk, vanilla for 5 minutes.

 

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