Mom's Famous Chocolate Cake With Fudge Frosting

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READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Sherri L.

My mom made this cake all the time when I was growing up. Somehow the cookbook was lost, but I recently found a copy of the 1967 Southern Living Dessert Cookbook. This is actually called the Five-Minute Chocolate Cake and Instant Fudge Frosting. The beauty of this cake, besides how delicious it is, is that you only need one saucepan for the cake and one bowl for the frosting. If you don't have the sour milk called for in the recipe just use regular milk and add 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cake:.
  2. Boil water, butter, shortening and cocoa in a medium saucepan until all of the shortening is melted.
  3. Add sugar, sifted flour and soda.
  4. Add eggs, sour milk and vanilla.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Put in a 9x13 cake pan.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.
  8. Frosting:.
  9. Mix powdered sugar, cocoa and salt thoroughly.
  10. Add vanilla and boiling water; stir until smooth.
  11. Add soft butter and stir until smooth.
  12. You can frost the cake while it is still warm, but don't cut the cake until the frosting has had time to set up into fudgey goodness.

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