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    Just Another Chocolate Cake

    Just Another Chocolate Cake. Photo by Dorel

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    40 mins

    15 mins

    25 mins

    Dorel's Note:

    This is one of my adopted recipes. I finally got around to making this. This is the first choc cake I've made from scratch in over 40 years, I discovered box mixes and never looked back. Since I adopted this orphan I decided I should make it. It seems fine to DH and me. But how would I know? I used Kittencals frosting Kittencal's Chocolate Frosting/Icing. I baked in a 9X13 inch pan, the original recipe calls for 3 pans but I don't have 3 pans. I left the original recipe instructions for those who prefer layer cakes. I think 50 min baking time for mine was about right.

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    Serves: 16



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Combine cocoa, hot water and baking soda in a small bowl.
    2. 2
      Let stand while mixing other ingredients.
    3. 3
      Cream the shortening and sugar together in a mixing bowl, using an electric mixer set on medium speed, until light and fluffy.
    4. 4
      Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
    5. 5
      Beat in vanilla and cocoa mixture.
    6. 6
      Add flour alternately with the buttermilk to creamed mixture beating well after each addition.
    7. 7
      Pour batter into 3 greased and wax paper lined 8-inch round cake pans.
    8. 8
      Bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 25 minutes or until cakes test done.
    9. 9
      Cool in pans on racks for 10 minutes.
    10. 10
      Remove from pans; cool completely on racks.
    11. 11
      To assemble cake, place one cake layer on serving plate.
    12. 12
      Spread with frosting of your choice.
    13. 13
      Top with second cake layer and spread a layer of frosting.
    14. 14
      Top with third cake layer and frost sides and top with remaining frosting.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 22, 2007


      This tasted pretty good, not chocolatey enough for us though. Very easy, I used a simple buttercream frosting on top and the cake and frosting complimented eachother really well. I definitely recommend buttercream for the top because it needs the extra sweetness. The cake doesn't taste bad, I guess my preference is just a sweeter more flavorful cake.

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    • on July 21, 2007


      I made this for my mother's 75th birthday. I wanted to make German's Sweet Chocolate Cake like my grandmother used to do for her, but all the steps intimidated me. So, I used your recipe and the coconut-pecan icing from my grandmother's very fragile notebook/cookbook. The results were outstanding. thanks so much for making her birthday special! Kit

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    Nutritional Facts for Just Another Chocolate Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (83 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 247.4
    Calories from Fat 69
    Total Fat 7.7 g
    Saturated Fat 2.3 g
    Cholesterol 27.0 mg
    Sodium 183.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 42.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    Sugars 25.9 g
    Protein 3.8 g

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