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Bethanie's Favorite Chocolate Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Bethanie's Favorite Chocolate Cake, by , is from THE BIG BLUE JAR , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Darlene Newton
Added: Monday, September 18, 2006


2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup cocoa
**1 cup cooking oil


**2 cups applesauce
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1 cup hot coffee

Mix all ingredients in order given. Bake in 350 oven for 40 minutes.
Makes 2-9 inch layers or 1 9 x 13 pan cake.

**Remember use only one or the other of 1 cup oil or 2 cups applesauce for a lower fat version.




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