The Chocolate cake

  • Yield 8-10 servings


2 teaspoons soda
1 cup hot water
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup oil
1 cup sour Milk (add 1 t. lemon jiuce to milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Fudge Frosting
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup white syrup
1/2 cup milk
1 cup shortening
2 squares chocolate
1/4 teaspoon salt



  1. Dissolve soda in hot water and let stand until cool.  Sift dry ingredients together.  Mix all ingredients adding the soda water last. Batter will be thin. Bake at 350F for 40-45 minutes.
  2. To make fudge frosting: Combine all ingredients in a pot and stir over low heat until melted.  Stir constantly bringing rapidly to a full boil and boil for 1 minute.  Cool until lukewarm.  Add 1 tsp. vanilla and beat until it is of spreading consistency.



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