Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 0 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring to a boil the 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 1/2 cup shortening, water and 1/4 cup cocoa.
  2. Remove from heat and add flour, sugar, 1/2 cup milk and vinegar.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Then add: eggs, baking soda and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  5. Mix well until lumps are gone. Pour into greased 9 x 13 inch pan.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  7. To Make Fudge Frosting: Combine in saucepan , 6 tablespoon butter or margarine, 4 tablespoons milk and cocoa.
  8. Bring to rolling boil.
  9. Remove from heat and add 3 cups confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  10. Beat until smooth.
  11. Spread on cooled cake.


Most Helpful

I had to keep checking the oven, and after four or five 5 minute increments of additional baking time, the cake came out done. I made the icing substituting coffee cream for the milk and it came out real creamy smooth and thick. Super dark chocolate with not too sweet an aftertaste, only a real rich 'chocolatey-ness'. Great for chocolate lovers... kind of fudge-like and brownie-like consistency.

bildcase June 19, 2010

I hated this cake!=[ It said for 20 minutes and the middle wouldn't bake! I did the correct about of each ingredient mixed well and my oven was up 10 400 degrees F. and it didn't work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-[

BobbieJo03 December 04, 2009

Well - I always think that recipes with widely differing reviews are often worth trying for myself, and I am really glad I did with this recipe. I must say for a start that I NEVER have success with cakes - I keep trying, but I've never made a successful cake. The problem I had with this one was that I turned it out too soon and it broke in to a million pieces. I took the top half two pieces and iced them to make a cake. The bottom half (which was the million pieces will be used with vanilla ice cream, so no real waste there. I added an extra 8th cup cocoa, and used white wine vinegar (which isn't as strong as some others). This was really tasty and as it's just for two of us (I'm 39 weeks pregnant and the craving wouldn't go away!!) we didn't mind that it was a bit messy. It fulfilled the craving and was totally yummy. I think it's certainly worth trying again, maybe with a different pan so it comes out easier!

Luschka September 19, 2009

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