Aunt Nona's Old-fashioned Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Aunt Nona's Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Rebecca McCright

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@RebeccaM

My Aunt Nona gave me this recipe at a "cookbook shower" before my wedding. It is very moist. I like to double the cinnamon. I will be doubling the cocoa powder next time to see if it makes a richer chocolate taste.


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Serves:

12 generous slices

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

50 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 stick
butter
3 Tbsp
cocoa powder
1/2 c
shortening
1 c
water
2 c
flour
2 c
sugar
2
eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 c
buttermilk
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
vanilla

FROSTING

1 stick
butter
3 Tbsp
cocoa powder
1/3 c
milk
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1-2 c
powdered sugar
chopped nuts

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a Bundt pan.
2
In a small saucepan, bring butter, shortening, cocoa, and water just to a boil.
3
Mix flour, sugar, soda and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.
4
Pour hot liquids over the dry ingredients and mix well.
5
Add buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla and mix well.
6
Bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
7
Frosting: Melt butter in a medium saucepan.
8
Add cocoa and milk and bring to a boil.
9
Remove from heat and pour into a clean mixing bowl.
10
Add powdered sugar to desired thickness.
11
Sprinkle cake with chopped nuts while frosting is warm.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom