Aunt Nona's Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Aunt Nona's Old-fashioned Chocolate Cake Recipe

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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

How to Make Aunt Nona's Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake

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.

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About Aunt Nona's Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake

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