Best Chocolate Cake

  • Yield: 10 servings


2cups flour
2cups sugar
1teaspoon soda
1teaspoon salt
1/2teaspoon baking powder
3/4cup water
3/4cup buttermilk
1/2cup shortening
2 eggs
1teaspoon vanilla
4ounces melted, unsweetened chocolate (cooled)


  1. Heat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) round cake pans or a 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
  2. Measure all ingredients into large mixing bowl.  Blend 30 seconds on low speed, scraping constantly.  Beat 3 minutes at high speed, scraping bowl occasionally.
  3. Pour into pan.  Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Cool and frost with chocolate or mocha frosting.