Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

A delectable chocolate cake recipe passed down from my grandmother. Fill and frost with your favorite frosting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook cocoa and 1/2 cup milk together until smooth and thick; cool and set aside.
  2. Cream shortening and add sugar slowly, beating well.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Add vanilla.
  5. Sift dry ingredients together and add alternately with 3/4 cup milk to creamed mixture.
  6. Add chocolate mixture and mix well.
  7. Bake in two greased 9 inch pans at 350* for about 20 minutes.
  8. Frost and fill as desired.


Most Helpful

Excellent chocolate cake. Made it this weekend for our football guests and everyone loved it. Used a 9 x 13 pan because it is easier than handling layers. I don't like sweet frostings, so we just iced it with Cool Whip which went great with the cake. Thanks, Karen for sharing this very delicious recipe.

Marie November 14, 2004

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