“This is a very old recipe. We like it unfrosted, but it could also be baked in 2 (8") round pans and frosted. Very moist.”
READY IN:
35mins
YIELD:
1 cake
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Sift together flour, cocoa, and salt.
  2. Cream shortening and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  4. Stir in the vanilla.
  5. Dissolve baking soda in the hot water.
  6. Stir into the creamed mixture.
  7. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with cold water.
  8. Beat well after each addition.
  9. (I make 5"dumps":dry- water- dry- water- dry).
  10. Bake in a greased and floured 13" X 9" X 2" pan for 20-25 minutes at 350F.

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