This recipe was my great grandmother's and I request it for my birthday every year. So much better than a box mix.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Beat sugar, cocoa powder, and shortening together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in 1 egg at a time until smooth. Sift 2 cups flour, baking soda, and salt together in a separate bowl. Add portions of flour mixture and milk alternately, beating well after each addition. Stir in boiling water and vanilla extract to form a thin batter. Pour batter into prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool in the baking dish for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

279 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 43.9g; fat 10.5g; cholesterol 32.6mg; sodium 328.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (1)

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2 Ratings
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Rating: 3 stars
02/29/2020
Considering all the different cakes there are to make out there, I won't be making this one again. Read More
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