MOM'S DREAMY CHOCOLATE CAKE

Mom's Dreamy Chocolate Cake Recipe

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penny jordan

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@PennyLJ55

My Mom used to make this cake all the time from memory when I was a little girl. I remember asking her where her recipe was and her reply was, "I don't have one...I just dreamed it up..." then she would give me a big smile and a kiss on the forehead. So I named and called it, 'MOM'S DREAMY CHOCOLATE CAKE'.
I found it written down in one of her cookbooks later on. She was a really good cook and was forever baking something sweet. This was one of my very favorites...Every time I bake it I think of her and remember those days. I am so glad I have this recipe. It's a wonderful cake.

Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
24 or more
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • MOM'S DREAMY CHOCOLATE CAKE

  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 stick
    butter or margarine; (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 c
    shortening
  • 1 c
    water
  • 1/4 c
    cocoa, unsweetened
  • 1/2 c
    buttermilk
  • 2 large
    eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp
    soda
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • MOM'S DREAMY CHOCOLATE FROSTING

  • 1 stick
    butter or margarine (1/2 cup)
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp
    cocoa, unsweetened
  • 1/3 c
    milk
  • 1 lb
    powdered sugar (1- box)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2/3 c
    pecans, chopped

How to Make MOM'S DREAMY CHOCOLATE CAKE

Step-by-Step

  1. MOM'S DREAMY CHOCOLATE CAKE
    - Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    - Prepare a 9x13x2-inch pan or for sheet cake a 16x11x1-inch, pan with 'Baker's Joy' nonstick cooking spray (my suggestion), or grease and flour pans the old fashioned way...
  2. - Sift flour and sugar in large mixing bowl and blend well.
    - In a saucepan, combine butter, shortening, water & cocoa.
    - Bring to a rapid boil.
    - Pour over flour/sugar mixture and mix well.
    - Combine remaining ingredients and add ALL AT ONCE to batter, mixing well.
    - Pour into prepared pan and bake at 400 degrees F. for 35 to 40 minutes for (9x13x2-inch pan).
    For a sheet cake - (16x11x1-inch) bake for 20 minutes, or until tests done.
    Let cool 15-20 minutes while preparing frosting.
  3. MOM'S DREAMY CHOCOLATE FROSTING
    - Combine butter, cocoa, & milk in saucepan, heat slowly and bring to boil.
    - Add remaining ingredients; beat well and spread over warm cake.
    - Leave in pan until ready to serve.
    - Cut in squares & enjoy!

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About MOM'S DREAMY CHOCOLATE CAKE

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




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