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Speedy Chocolate Cake Recipe

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

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sally Harper
Added: Monday, November 21, 2005

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups flour'
2 cups sugar

1/2 cup crisco
1 stick butter
1 cup water
4 TBSP cocoa
Bring these last four things to boil in saucepan.

Sift flour and suger together, pour boiled mixture over flour and sugar while hot. Add 1/2 cup buttermilk, 1/2 tsp soda, 1/2-1 tsp vanilla and 2 eggs beaten.

Pour into a sheet cake pan with at least 1 inch thick edge. Cook 20 min. at 400 degrees
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Frosting
1/2 cup butter
4 TBSP cocoa
6 TBSP milk (1/2 cup)
Boil all together. You can use same pan without washing it. Add one box of powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and one cup chopped pecans (opt. my family don't all like nuts so I do half and half)
Spread on cake while warm.

Soo good, very fudgy.

Directions:
Directions:
All done in ingrediants list

The way it appears here is easier to read and do than in the finished receipe here. I list everything. 1st two and then the next four and last four.
Separate space and then do frosting.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
depends on how you cut it, 8 to 12.
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
about an hour altogether.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I don't like how it appears in cookbook

 

 

 

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