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“A Family recipe that is a must have for Tripodi & Violi family gatherings. This cake is a heavy chocolate cake with a cooked icing. You'll love it!”
1hr 10mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Begin with the frosting.
  2. In a 2-3 Quart saucepan place 1 1/2 cup sugar, 6 tsp flour, 1 1/2 cup milk and 2 beaten eggs. Cook over medium heat stiring constantly with a wisk until mixture reaches a pudding texture. Let cool and put the pan in the regrigerator.
  3. Cake:
  4. Put 1 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup cocoa in mixing bowl and mix well.
  5. Add 1/2 cup shortening and 2 well beaten eggs and continue mixing.
  6. Add 1/4 tsp salt, 1 tsp vanilla,.
  7. Aternately mix in 1 cup buttermilk, 2 cups flour until blended (don't over mix).
  8. Add 1/2 cup hot water and 1 tsp baking soda.
  9. Beat well and pour in greased and floured cake pans.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 - 40 min until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  11. Allow cake to cool completely.
  12. Bring back the icing pan and in mixer bowl add 4 sticks of margerine and 2 tsp vanilla.
  13. Whip up to the consistance of icing and apply to cake.

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