Chocolate town special cake

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Hershey's Cocoa
½ cup Boiling Water
⅔ cup Shortening
1¾ cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 \N Eggs
2¼ cup All-Purpose Flour --
\N \N Unsifted
1½ teaspoon Baking Soda
½ teaspoon Salt
1⅓ cup Buttermilk Or Sour Milk*

* To Sour Milk: Use 1 Tbs plus 1 tsp vinegar plus milk to equal 1½ cups.

Grease and dust with flour two 9-inch cake pans. Make smooth paste of cocoa and boiling water; cool slightly. Cream shortening, sugar and vanilla in large mixer bowl; blend in eggs. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to creamed mixture.

Add cocoa paste to batter, blending well. Pour batter into pans. Bake at 350 F for 35-40 mins or until a tester inserter in center comes out clean. Frost as desired.

One of the best Chocolate cake recipes to come out of Hershey PA. An old favorite from the Hershey Cocoa box label by way of More Recipes from the back of............ISBN 0-07-018555-7 Recipe By : More recipes from the back of boxes, bottles, cans & jars

From: Dan Klepach Date: 04-26-95 (159) Fido: Cooking

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