"The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found."--Calvin Trillin

Chocolate Cake Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


Chocolate Cake image
On the "correct" cupcake plate


This recipe for Chocolate Cake, by , is from The Gigliotti Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!



2 cups sugar
cup spry
cup dry cocoa
1 tsp soda in 1 cup boiling water
sour milk (1 tsp apple vinegar in milk)
tsp soda
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla

Cream shortening and sugar together, add eggs and cocoa (dry) and beat. Add sour milk and vanilla. Add dry ingredients along with boiling water.

Bake 350

Cake: 25 minutes +/-

Cupcakes: 17 minutes

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Yum! Mom's chocolate cake!
**Do not overmix the cake, mix until you see a couple of air bubbles at medium speed.




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Bookmark and Share




Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!