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Chocolate cake

By on March 17, 2012

Please forgive the sloppy job of decorating. This is my first attempt at a scratch made cake.

Chocaolate Cake

Now if you stand back about 5 feet and squint your eyes… The cake looks perfect! ROFLMFAO

OK, I know you guys want the recipe so here it is..

2 cups flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup baking cocoa
1 1/4 baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon double acting baking powder

1 1/4 milk
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup shortening

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Add wet ingredients and on low speed mix until all ingredients are wet scraping down sides of bowl several times.
Mix on high speed for about 7 minutes scraping down bowl sides a couple of times.

Pour into 2 greased and floured 9 inch cake pans (I used 3 8 1/2 pans). Place in oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean. It is OK if the top cracks a little bit. Take cakes out of the oven and let cool completely. The cake may pull away from the sides of the pan during cooking and that is OK.

Cut off the rounded tops so layers are flat. Ice with your favorite frosting and enjoy!

I know it should have been a green cake for St. Patrick’s Day. I’ll just pretend it’s St. Josephs day instead!

  1. Debbi Artist

    March 23, 2012

    Just wanted to let you know that I made this today and it was so delicious! Thank you so much for the recipe.

  2. Ron

    March 19, 2012

    and now im hungry.. lol

    Let’s Vote for Cebu!
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  3. Comedy Plus

    March 17, 2012

    I’ll be right over for a piece of this smiling cake. Okay?

    Have a terrific weekend. 🙂

    • Steve

      March 17, 2012

      Sorry Sandee. Pat & Her sister, Sally, ate it all up. They saved me the crumbs and let me lick the icing off the plate:(

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