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Friday, March 23, 2012

Harriett's Never Fail Chocolate Cake

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease pans.

Sift these ingredients together in a large bowl:

3/4 C cocoa
2 1/4 C flour
1 1/2 C sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt

Add these ingredients into the above and mix well:

3/4 C shortening
3/4 C boiling water
3/4 C sour milk

Stir into the batter but don't over stir:

2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Bake 25-30 minutes for layers, 35-40 for a loaf pan.


1/4 C butter
1/4 C cocoa
1# confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Drizzle in milk until frosting is correct consistency.

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