A good old recipe for a moist chocolate cake with Easy Chocolate Frosting. The recipe dates clear back to the early 20th Century!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 8 inch 3 layer 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 3 (8 inch) pans. Sift together the flour, 1/2 cup cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and cane syrup until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with 2/3 cup milk, mixing just until incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. Frost between layers, on top and sides with Easy Chocolate Frosting.

  • To make Easy Chocolate Frosting: In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup cocoa and 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Remove from heat. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and continue beating until spreading consistency is achieved. Beat in vanilla.

Nutrition Facts

530 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 91.2g; fat 18.4g; cholesterol 53mg; sodium 315.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2010
good cake for ease of making. Added coconut on top of finished cake and added just the right missing ingredient! thanks Nell Read More
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