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Jerry's Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kari Casey
Added: Sunday, November 2, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1-1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1/4 tsp. double acting baking powder
1-1/4 c. sugar
2/3 c. oil (or) 1/2 c. shortening
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. water
4 T. unsweetened cocoa

ICING:
1 stick oleo or butter (softened)
4 T. unsweetened cocoa
6 T. milk
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. nuts

Directions:
Directions:
Step 1:
Mix in mixing bowl the flour, sugar, soda, and baking powder. After mixing, make a nest in center of dry ingredients.

Step 2:
Heat water and 1/2 c. cocoa to boiling. Remove from heat and immediately pour into dry ingredients nest and stir well. (No beating is necessary).

Step 3:
Add oil (or shortening), vanilla, and eggs. Stir well.

Step 4: Pour into greased 9 X 13 inch pan. (Batter will be slightly runny). Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

ICING:
Mix butter, 4 T. cocoa, and milk in sauce pan and bring to boil. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, and nuts. Spread over cooled cake.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This cake is also good without the icing and use butter instead.

 

 

 

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