Black and White Cake

Black and White Cake is an all time kid favorite among our family and friends. A easy one-bowl chocolate cake covered in plenty of fluffy marshmallow frosting is sure to please kids of all ages.
Black and White Cake
Ingredients
FOR THE CHOCOLATE CAKE
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 tsp . baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup soured milk
  • 1 cup brewed black coffee, (or prepare a single cup of instant coffee)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

FOR THE MARSHMALLOW FROSTING
  • 4 egg whites
  • ¼ tsp cream of tarter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions
TO MAKE THE CAKE BATTER
  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat with electric mixer for 2 minutes.
  • Pour into 2 greased and floured 8 or 9 inch cake pans.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

TO PREPARE THE MARSHMALLOW FROSTING
  • In a small saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup and water.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat and continue to cook until the mixture reaches 240 degrees F on a candy thermometer or when a teaspoonful of the mixture dropped into ice water forms a soft ball that holds its shape when cool.
  • Whip the egg whites, cream of tartar and vanilla extract to soft peaks in a large bowl.
  • With the mixer on medium high speed, slowly begin to pour the sugar syrup down the side of the egg white bowl in a thin continuous stream.
  • Continue to whip the frosting until it forms stiff peaks.
  • Frost your cake immediately with this frosting while it is still slightly warm as it is easier to spread smoothly than if allowed to cool completely.