Cocoa Fudge Cake
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 40
  • Servings: 1 cake
  • Preparation Time: 10
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cups sifted unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sof shortening
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs (1/2 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup coarsley chopped walnuts (optional)
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease well and flour a 13-by-9-by-2-inc baking pan.
  2. Into larger bowl of electric mixer, sift flour with sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add shortening and milk.
  3. At medium speed, beat 2 minutes, occasionally scraping side of bowl and guiding mixture into beaters with rubber scraper.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla; beat 2 minutes longer. Fold in nuts.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan; bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until surface springs back when gently pressed with fingertip.
  6. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Frost as desired.
  7. Frost with fudge or whipped cream. But it's also good enough to eat without any frosting.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
I made this cake for every birthday - our kids love it!