Colette's Chocolate Cake
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 21/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup milk room temperature
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot strong coffee
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Grease the sides and botom of two 9 inch pans with shortening then dust with flour. In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients except the cofee. Mix at slow speed until blended, scraping the sides occasionally with a rubber spatula. Slowly add the coffee while mixing on low. Mix for about 1 minute or until smooth. do not overbeat. Place in the prepared pans. Bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pans on wire racks for 20 minutes, then invert onto racks and remove pans. cool completely
  2. Ice with your favorite choc icing.
Here is a recipe from Colette Peters it is wonderful