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



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


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

  • 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.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

279 calories; 10.5 g total fat; 33 mg cholesterol; 328 mg sodium. 43.9 g carbohydrates; 4.6 g protein; Full Nutrition


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