Best Chocolate Cake Ever

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Serves: 12
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Cooking Method: Bake


1 c shortening
2 c sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/4 c unsifted flour
1 c buttermilk
1/2 c cocoa
2 tsp soda
1 c hot water

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RoseAnn Wilson Recipe
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Las Vegas, NV
Member Since Sep 2010
RoseAnn's notes for this recipe:
When I make a cake from scratch, this is the cake I make. I make this cake often. It is sooooo good.
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In large mixing bowl cream shortening, sugar, salt and vanilla. Add eggs and beat with mixer until mixture is very light and creamy. Add flour and buttermilk and beat 2 more minutes. In small mixing bowl mix cocoa, soda and hot water. Add to rest of batter. Put into a well geased and floured 13x9 inch pan. Bake at 350ยบ for about 40-45 minutes. Frost with your favorite frosting.

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user Lori Lassiter LoriL - Oct 3, 2010
Your recipe calls for shortening,,what do you use...butter?? or crisco?? Would like to make this cake today for my friends birthday...please let me know asap.. Thank you Can't wait to try!!
user tana robinson TANArobinson - Oct 3, 2010
when a recipe calls for shortening it is usually crisco, there is a difference in the finished product between shortening and butter
user RoseAnn Wilson cruiser - Oct 3, 2010
Shortening means Crisco
user veronica stadnicki ronniekane - Oct 9, 2010
what type of soda is used?
user Carla Hackenberg hacksbaby - Oct 12, 2010
baking soda

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