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

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a Bundt pan.

2In a small saucepan, bring butter, shortening, cocoa, and water just to a boil.

3Mix flour, sugar, soda and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.

4Pour hot liquids over the dry ingredients and mix well.

5Add buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla and mix well.

6Bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

7Frosting: Melt butter in a medium saucepan.

8Add cocoa and milk and bring to a boil.

9Remove from heat and pour into a clean mixing bowl.

10Add powdered sugar to desired thickness.

11Sprinkle cake with chopped nuts while frosting is warm.

About this Recipe

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