Granny's Messy Chocolate Cake

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READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Stephanie Rexs Wife

My Granny made this cake for every family function and I've never had another one like it. The frosting is very fudge like and it tastes wonderful!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening and sugar.
  2. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each.
  3. Sift flour with baking powder and salt.
  4. Add alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour.
  5. Add vanilla.
  6. Pour into three 9 inch layer pans and bake in 350 degree oven until just barely done.
  7. Remove from pans.
  8. Slice each layer in half while still warm and pour chocolate icing between layers and on top.
  9. The icing will run down into the cake.
  11. Mix sugar, cocoa, milk, water, and butter in large sauce pan, cook and stir until it forms a soft ball in cold water.
  12. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  13. Beat about one minute, pour over cake while hot.

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