Chocolate Cake
CATEGORIES
INGREDIENTS
  • Cake
  • • 1 C. water
  • • 4 Tbs. cocoa powder
  • • ½ C. oil or shortening
  • • 1 cube butter or margarine
  • • 2 ¾ C. flour
  • • 1 ¾ C. sugar
  • • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • • ½ tsp. salt
  • • 2 eggs
  • • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • • ½ C. buttermilk
  • Frosting
  • • 2 C. sugar
  • • 1 ½ oz. unsweetened chocolate
  • • 1 C. cream (plus extra for desired thickness)
  • • 1 tsp vanilla
  • • 1 T. butter
DIRECTIONS
  1. Bring water, cocoa powder, oil, and butter to a boil. Add and mix in flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Add eggs, vanilla, and buttermilk. Mix well. Pour batter into a 9x13 pan and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
  2. Frosting
  3. Put sugar, chocolate, and cream in a pot and cook to soft ball stage (boil fast). Remove from heat. Add butter and vanilla. Cover and cool (about 1 hour). Beat the mixture and add more cream as needed.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
This was my grandmother’s recipe and it’s a favorite on both sides of the family. The cake is heavy enough to support the homemade fudge frosting but is still very moist and delicious. The frosting is literally fudge… and it’s to-die-for. -Jaynee J.