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My mother taught me how to make this when I was a little girl. It is probably the easiest cake to make.


  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup very hot water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup sour milk


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Mix well and pour into a greased cake pan and bake for 30 minutes or until the center springs back when lightly pressed.
  • I have also added 2 tbsp cinnamon just for something different.
  • sprinkle with powder sugar or frost with your favorite frosting. The best I have had is just fresh strawberries and raspberries mixed and poured over each piece.
  • Enjoy

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