Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Grandma's Chocolate Cake


2 C. sugar
2 T. Crisco (rounded)
2 eggs
2 ½ c. flour
8 t. cocoa
2 t. baking soda
1 C. milk
1 T. white vinegar
(or just use 1 c. buttermilk)
1 T. vanilla
1 C. boiling water

Cream sugar, shortening, and eggs. Add vanilla and mix well. In a small bowl mix flour, cocoa and baking soda. Add 1 T. vinegar to the milk. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture. While mixing, pour in the milk and water.
Pour batter into a greased and floured 9x13 pan. Bake @ 350˚ for 30 minutes. (Check for moist crumbs on toothpick.)

Frosting:
4 c. powdered sugar
2 T. margarine; softened
dash salt
4 T. cocoa
4 T. hot water (add more if needed)

Mix with electric mixer.

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

You know this is my favorite cake! For some reason whenever I have tried to make it it never turns out quite like it should. Maybe I'll just stick to having you and Lex make it for me.