Chocolate Lead Cake (Grandma Thelma's)

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READY IN: 33mins
SERVES: 12-16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    cups flour
  • 1 34 - 2
    cups sugar (your choice, this is what my original recipe says)
  • 4
    tablespoons baking cocoa (heaped)
  • 14
    teaspoon salt (or less)
  • 1
    cup cold water (you may add leftover brewed coffee to this amount, not to total more than 1 C water & coffee combine)
  • 12
    cup vegetable oil (your choice)
  • 12
    cup butter
  • 12
  • 1
    teaspoon baking soda
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Grease & flour 13" x 9 1/2" cake pan (or 2 round) I'm sure you could make cupcakes too & I intend to try it in my bundt pan as well to see how that works.
  • Sift together dry ingredients.
  • Bring water/coffee, oil, butter to a boil.
  • Pour boiled mixture over dry ingredients & stir.
  • In a separate bowl, mix buttermilk, eggs, & soda.
  • Add to other mixture.
  • Add completed mixture to pans.
  • Grandma always thumped the pan on the counter to remove the air bubbles (probably why it is dense).
  • Bake at 400 for 18 minutes, test with toothpick, will be moist, DON"T OVERCOOK.
  • Decorate/top to your choice (try the doily and powdered sugar, it's fun)!
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