How to make it

  • 1.) Mix cocoa and brown sugar in saucepan; add hot water,
  • stirring until smooth. Bring to a boil, and cook slowly 3 minutes, or until slightly thickened, stirring constantly; cool.
  • 2.) Sift flour once, then measure and mix with baking
  • powder, soda, and salt; sift twice.
  • 3.) Cream shortening until softened; add sugar gradually,
  • beating thoroughly after each addition.
  • 4.) Beat in vanilla, then eggs, one at a time, beating
  • until fluffy after each. Add cooled cocoa mixture; stir until blended. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating until smooth, after each addition.
  • 5.) Turn into 2 greased (9-inch) layer pans. Bake in
  • moderate oven (350') about 25 minutes.

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    " It was excellent "
    moog ate it and said...
    A great cake to make, I love the fact that you can mix everything by hand. I filled mine with chocolate butter cream and everyone really enjoyed it. Nice on own or with custard. Yummy! :P
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  • ambus 12 years ago
    This recipe looks so delicious! When I read it, I knew it was a hit. Thanks for sharing this with us.
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  • rose 12 years ago
    Sounds great. :)
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  • vindee 12 years ago
    OK, gotcha Coffeebean!! Thanks for the note :0)
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  • henrie 12 years ago
    Sounds good, I tried a cola cake before but it had very little chocolate in it, this sounds more like it. Thanks for sharing.
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    I've made this many a times, it is old staple!! yumm
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  • lor 12 years ago
    Now you've done it!!! Between my own recipes and everybody elses I'm going to gain that weight back on and then some. And yes, then there's Thanksgiving and Christmas ;-) This cake looks yummy!!! Please feel free to check out my Polish/Ukrainian group.
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  • vindee 12 years ago
    Bookmarked!! thank you...can never let a good cake recipe pass me by ;0)!!
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