Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 25 mins

Some of my fondest memories are of my mom baking this cake usually on a Saturday morning. I now enjoy baking it and sharing it with my family. Hope you enjoy it too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and shortening together in large bowl.
  2. Gradually add sugar.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time.
  4. Sift flour, salt, baking powder and cocoa together.
  5. Gradually add to butter and shortening mixture.
  6. Add milk and vanilla.
  7. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 25 minutes in greased and floured pans.
  8. Makes 2 loaves or 1 tube pan.
Most Helpful

5 5

Excellent!! Heavy, dense but very moist. Wish I could give it more than 5 stars. Thank you for sharing a wonderful recipe.

5 5

Lovely! A very good cake! Wem loved this!

2 5

Kind of like a dried out, less chocolatly brownie. I had high hopes for this but I doubt it will get all eaten :(