chocolate soda cake

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Carolyn Parke
from Idaho Falls, ID

This was my mothers recipe and a favorite of our family. My children, nieces, and nephews still use this recipe today. It has always been a family reunion favorite.

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 24
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate soda cake

  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    shortening
  • 2
    egg
  • 2 c
    milk
  • 3 c
    flour
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp
    clove, ground
  • 1/4 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 4 Tbsp
    cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 c
    warm water
  • 1 c
    raisins (optional)
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts (optional)
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How To Make chocolate soda cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    Blend sugar and shortening in large mixing bowl.
  • 3
    add eggs, milk, and vanilla. mix well
  • 4
    In another bowl mix flour, cloves, nutmeg, salt, and soda.
  • 5
    Add wet mixture to dry mixture.
  • 6
    Dissolve soda and cocoa into water then add to mixture.
  • 7
    Add raisins and nuts
  • 8
    Grease and flour 9 by 13 cake pan.
  • 9
    Pour batter into cake pan. Tap bottom of cake pan gently on counter to release excess bubbles.
  • 10
    Bake on 350 degrees for 45 minutes

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