Amish friendship Chocolate Cake
2/3 cup shortening 1- 2/3 cup sugar
1 cup Amish batter *
1 tsp vanilla
Beat 2 minutes on medium speed.
2/3 cup cocoa
1-1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
Add flour mixture to batter alternately with 3/4 cup cold water. Beat 1 minute on medium speed. Mix in by hand 1 cup chopped nuts (optional).
Pour into greased and floured 9x12 pan.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 30-40 minutes.