Hi everybody! I am so excited to be a part of Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker’s Month of Solid Chocolate. I am not much of a cook (but I try!) but I LOVE to bake. Something about the measuring, probably.) Anyways, I have thought about sharing this cake with the blogosphere for a long, long time. It’s one of my favorite recipes, and it is one of my old family recipes (we don’t have many of those, except for maybe matzo ball soup, which my mom refuses to make..but that is a different story for a different day.) and is over 100 years old. The fact that I am sharing this might have a few of my grandmothers turning in their graves, but I can’t help it.
Grandma Deonier's Chocolate Cake
Author: Jessie Kay Graphic and Design
- 2½ cups flour
- 2 cups of sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup cocoa
- 1 cup buttermilk (or you can combine ¼ cup vinegar and ¾ cup of milk)
- ⅔ cup melted shortening
- 1 cup hot water
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Combine dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa) and mix well.
- Combine wet ingredients (buttermilk, melted shortening, hot water, and vanilla) and mix well.
- Mix all ingredients well with a mixer. If too thick, add a little more buttermilk.
- Pour into well greased and floured (with cocoa powder) 13x9 pan.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes (or for cupcakes, between 15-20 minutes)