Mom's Chocolate Cake (8X8 pan)

Lisa Foote

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@LisaFoote

My Mom used to make this for us when I was little, usually with powdered sugar on top instead of frosting. It can easily be doubled into a layer cake or 9 x 13. I prefer chocolate cakes from scratch using cocoa..they just seem to taste better! Enjoy!


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Serves:

9

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/4 c
flour, sifted
1/2 c
shortening or butter
2
eggs
1 c
sugar
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 c
cocoa, unsweetened
1/2 c
sour cream or greek yogurt
1/2 c
boiling water
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
powdered sugar to sprinkle on cake

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Boil water for 1/2 cup in recipe. Lightly grease 8x8 pan
2
Cream sugar, eggs, shortening (or butter) and vanilla.
3
In separate bowl sift together all dry ingredients.

Alternate mixing wet and dry ingredients. Add boing water last, mix until smooth.
4
Pour into greased pan, bake for 25-30 minutes, check at 25 minutes with toothpick to see if the cake is done.

Cool completely and sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American