My mom decorated cakes for years, and this is one of her best recipes. This cake is quite moist, and it doesn't "crumb," so it is great for frosting/decorating. We always choose this cake to celebrate birthdays in my family.
oleo margarine, softened (do not melt)
unsweetened chocolate squares, melted (or 1/2 c. cocoa)
flour with 2 tsp. baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt mixed in
water (alternate with flour mixture)
1Beat sugar and oleo until well mixed--looks like grainy, lighter colored butter.
2Add beaten eggs and melted chocolate; mix well.
3Add cold water and vanilla. Mix gently. Add remaining cold water alternately with flour mixture.
4Bake at 350 degrees in a greased 9x13 pan or two round pans for a layer cake.
5Cake is done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.