Chocolatetown Cake

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Hershey's cocoa
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk or sour milk*

Directions

Stir together cocoa and boiling water in small bowl until smooth; and set a side.

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Cream shortening and sugar and vanilla in large mixing bowl until light and fluffy.

Add eggs, beat well. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk or sour milk to creamed mixture. Blend in cocoa mixture. Pour into two 9 inch layer pans or an oblong greased and floured 9 X 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 - 30 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes - Remove from pans and frost with Cocoa icing.

* To sour milk: use 4 teaspoons vinegar plus enough milk to equal 1 1/3 cups

Cocoa Icing

Ingredients

  • 6 Tbsp. boiling water
  • 1/2 cup Hershey's cocoa
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

Directions

Add boiling water to butter - Add vanilla and cocoa. Beat and when well blended add sugar. Beat until smooth and creamy. Add additional liquid if needed for right consistency to spread.

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Spread on warm cake. This frosting stays soft for several days.

Yield : about 2 cups

By Great Granny Vi from Moorpark, Ca.

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