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Family Chocolate Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Family Chocolate Cake, by , is from Donnalee's Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Vera Holton
Added: Saturday, November 17, 2007


1/2 c. shortening
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1/2 c. cocoa
1/2 c. milk
2 c. flour
2 t. soda
1/2 t. salt
1 c. hot water
1 t. vanilla

Cream shortening, sugar and eggs. Stir in cocoa. Add milk and stir. Sift together flour, soda and salt and mix well. Stir in water and vanilla.

Pour into 9x13 baking pan. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

Cool and top with Chocolate Frosting.




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