Family Tested & Approved
chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Blend sugar and shortening in large mixing bowl.
add eggs, milk, and vanilla. mix well
In another bowl mix flour, cloves, nutmeg, salt, and soda.
Add wet mixture to dry mixture.
Dissolve soda and cocoa into water then add to mixture.
Grease and flour 9 by 13 cake pan.
Pour batter into cake pan. Tap bottom of cake pan gently on counter to release excess bubbles.
Bake on 350 degrees for 45 minutes