Gma Mary's Chocolate Cake

Gma Mary's Chocolate Cake Recipe

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It is very important not to get cake to dry. It depends on what size cake pan you use. I use a "angel food cake pan" or "tube pan". Thinner cakes will take less time to cook.


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45 Min


  • 2 c
  • 3/4 c
  • 2
    eggs (large)
  • 1 c
    sour milk (add 1 tbs of vinegar or lemon juice to milk)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 c
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    cocoa, unsweetened
  • 1 c
    boiling water

  • 1 lb
    powdered sugar (more if needed)
  • 2 Tbsp
    cocoa, unsweetened (heaping)
  • 1/2 stick
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • ·
    milk, whole

How to Make Gma Mary's Chocolate Cake


  1. Add vanilla to milk.
  2. Cream sugar and crisco, add eggs and beat well.
  3. Mix in cocoa.
  4. Beginning with flour, alternate adding flour and milk.
  5. Boil water in microwave and add to mix all at once, mix well.
  6. Bake @ 350 degrees about 45 minutes. After 30 minutes begin to check cake by inserting a toothpick every 5 minutes. Cool. Turn cake out onto plate after about 10 minutes.
  7. In a bowl add powdered sugar, cocoa, butter and vanilla. Add milk a little at a time. Beat well. To your taste you might need to add more butter, cocoa and milk.

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About Gma Mary's Chocolate Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American

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