Chocolatetown Special Cake (Chocolate Cake)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

Very rich because of the addition of buttermilk. I like to use Butter Cream Icing (Buttercream Frosting) for the icing. Or Decorator Buttercream Icing if I need to decorate the cake.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In small bowl combine cocoa and boiling water, set aside. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour 2 9-inch round pans. (Don't use 8-inch pans or they will overflow!).
  3. Cream shortening, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs, beat well.
  5. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to creamed mixture. Blend in cocoa mixture. Pour into prepared pans.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until they test done. Cool and frost with a icing of your choice.


Most Helpful

This chocolate cake turned out well - I received many compliments. It wasn't as flavorful as I would have liked, which I believe was my fault as read shortening and used crisco (I think I would have rather used butter). Very easy, too!

Lawsome November 09, 2007

Nice moist cake and quite chocolatey!! I made it for Valentine's Day for DH, he loved it. I made white iceing for the sides and inside with coconut and put chocolate icing on top just cus he likes both. Turned out great I will make it again, thanks for posting Marg.

Derf February 23, 2008

This cake is amazing! I have it in my favorite brand names cookbook. moist, rich, soft...and a little denser than the average chocolate cake (in a good way). I always use milk and vinegar (instead of the buttermilk) and it comes out great. Use a cocoa-based buttercream frosting.

~heidi~ May 15, 2007

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