Mom’s Chocolate Cake


1/2cup COCOA
1/2cup shortening
2cups brown sugar (packed)
2whole eggs
2 1/2cups flour
1cup buttermilk
2teaspoons soda mixed with buttermilk
2teaspoons vanilla


  1. Mix cocoa with boiling water until cocoa  is dissolved, let cool. Cream sugar and eggs. Add half of flour then half of milk mixture. Add remaining half of flour and then the milk mixture.  Add cooled cocoa mixture and vanilla.  Pour into a large greased and floured cake pan. Bake at 350 for approximately 30 min. test with cake tester or toothpick.
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