06 February, 2010

Chocolate Delight Cake

Cream Together:
2 C. Sugar
3/4 C. Shortening

Add one at a time, 2 eggs and beat well after each.  Add 1 cup milk.  Add alternately with 3 cups flour, 1/2 cup cocoa, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.  Mix very well.  Add 1 cup boiling water with 2 teaspoons soda...real thin batter.

Makes 3 layer cakes or 2 layers and 1 dozen cupcakes.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

3 heaping tsp. Cocoa
1/2 C. Cream
2 Tbsp. Butter, very soft
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 C. Powdered Sugar

Add first 4 ingredients, mixing well.  Add powdered sugar to creamed mixture.

*This recipe was originally my Grandmothers.  My mom taught all of her kids to make a cake from scratch on this cake.  Now we get to enjoy my Mom baking this cake almost every Sunday.

*If you love cake batter this is an excellent recipe. 

Healthy Info:
For 36 cupcakes - each is 129 Calories. This does not include the frosting.

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