Rating: 4 stars 3.8
54 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 7

This was my mother's recipe. You may eat it as is or put a fudge frosting on it.



Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

  • Cream together butter or margarine, shortening, and sugar. Add the eggs, vanilla, and salt mixing batter until light and creamy.

  • Add 1cup flour and the baking powder to egg butter mixture. Stir until just combined. Then add 1/2 cup milk stirring until combined. Continue alternating flour and milk, ending with flour.

  • Stir in cocoa and mix well. Place batter in a greased and floured tube pan that has been lined with greased and floured baking parchment paper.

  • Bake in a preheated 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) oven for 1 hour 30 minutes.

  • Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes. Then remove cake from its pan and let cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

505 calories; protein 6.9g; carbohydrates 69.6g; fat 23.4g; cholesterol 102.9mg; sodium 186.7mg. Full Nutrition