Chocolate Cake

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by cuisinebymae

This is a very old recipe. We like it unfrosted, but it could also be baked in 2 (8") round pans and frosted. Very moist.

Top Review by browniepie

I made this cake for my husband's birthday today. I thought the batter was a little thick so I added about 2 tbs. of milk and threw in a handful of chocolate chips just for fun! My cake took longer than 25 min...not sure how long, maybe 35-40. It's probably our old oven though. I thought this was a nice lighter cake, not too rich and not too sweet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift together flour, cocoa, and salt.
  2. Cream shortening and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  4. Stir in the vanilla.
  5. Dissolve baking soda in the hot water.
  6. Stir into the creamed mixture.
  7. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with cold water.
  8. Beat well after each addition.
  9. (I make 5"dumps":dry- water- dry- water- dry).
  10. Bake in a greased and floured 13" X 9" X 2" pan for 20-25 minutes at 350F.

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