Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
We found this recipe in a magazine at a doctors office where my wife discovered she was pregnant with our oldest daughter over 19 years ago.It has become our favorite cake. The title fits,it always disapears to quick.
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1⁄4 cup shortening
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 3⁄4 cup cocoa
- 1 3⁄4 cups flour
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1 3⁄4 cups milk
- Generously grease and flour 2-9 inch round or 13x9 cake pan.Cream butter and shortning,sugar and vanilla until fluffy.Blend in eggs.Combine cocoa,flour,baking powder,baking soda and salt in bowl.
- Add milk and flour mixture alternatly to batter.Blend well and pour into pans.Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until cake test done.Cool 10 minutes and remove from pans if using round pans. Frost with your favorite frosting.
- We use homemade white butter flavored frosting.
- (Cake is very heavy).
This is the best chocolate cake I ever made and it was years ago and I still remember how great it was.
I have also been using this recipe for years. It is a good old standby recipe that is easy to throw together. Good with whipped cream or a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
I too had this recipe many years ago (and lost it). It was (at that time) printed on the tin of Hershey's cocoa. I made the cake when I had my parents and sister over for dinner one day. I iced the cake with 7-minute frosting and commented to my sister after we had dessert that the name was correct...it certainly did dissappear! Thanks for posting it!!