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Chocolate Sheath Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Chocolate Sheath Cake, by , is from The Mary Avalon Armstong Hendley Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Valerie Harbin


1 Cup Sugar
2 Cups Flour
1 Teaspoon Soda
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 Cup Shortening
1 Stick Butter or Margarine
4 Tablespoons Cocoa
1 Cup Water
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
2 Eggs, Slightly Beaten
1/2 Cup Buttermilk

Combine the sugar, flour, soda and cinnamon and set aside.

In a saucepan, bring to a boil the shortening, margarine/butter, cocoa and water.

Pour hot mixture over the dry ingredients and mix well.

Next, stir in the vanilla, beaten eggs and buttermilk. Mix well.

Pour into an ungreased 8 x 12 x 12 pan. Bake at 350 F for approximately 30 minutes. Cooking time may need to be adjusted slightly, so test with toothpick.

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Personal Notes:
This recipe came from Aunt Annelle.

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