Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
I haven't made this yet but I want to. The recipe is in a book I read called "All of The Above" by Shelley Pearsall. It's a fictional story but there are a few recipes in it. In the book this is on a menu that says "sweet enough to make tongues start talking."
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 dash cinnamon
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 1⁄4 cup shortening
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1⁄4 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degees.
- In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. (dry ingredients).
- Add milk, shortening, egg, and vanilla. (wet ingredients).
- Mix with an electric mixer at medium speed for about 2 minutes or until well-mixed.
- Pour batter into a 9" X 1 1/2" round baking pan which has been greased and floured.
- Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the batter.
- Bake 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
- Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then remove cake from pan and allow to cool thoroughly on a wire baking rack.
- Frost with a thick layer of chocolate frosting and wait for the truth to come out.
I made this gluten free and left out the shortening, doubled the cocoa, used chocolate soy milk and put 2 chocolate chips on top of baked cupcakes to melt. Really super good! A friend stuck to the original and theyw ere bland.
I read "All of the Above" and wanted to make this, but returned it to the library by mistake. Thanks for posting this. Very chocolaty. Easy to make. We grated special dark chocolate instead of chocolate chips.