Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

These are light and fluffy and the cocoa powder adds the special touch.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all dry ingredients.
  2. Add shortening, egg, milk, and vanilla.
  3. Add boiling water and beat for 3 minutes.
  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees.


Most Helpful

This recipe is so easy, the cake is light and spongy. I used self-raising flour and omit the baking soda. It all turns out well. :)

lemonzine.admin May 01, 2009

I followed the recipe exactly and these are really nice. These cakes were light and airy, and a great taste. When we were children my mum used to bake chocolate buns as we called them, and we always ate them hot from the oven - yummy! I topped them with icing sugar mixed with lemon juice. This brought back many happy memories.

Hummingbird1st July 18, 2008

These are wonderful, fudgey cupcakes! I made these for my grandson's 4th birthday party. I frosted with a buttercream frosting and sprinkles. They were gobbled up! Thanks!

Hazeleyes May 19, 2008

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