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Hand-Me-Down Chocolate Cake

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“My Mom always made this for family birthdays. The original recipe was on a can of Hershey's Cocoa Powder. I still have the original taped to an index card. The flour amount is different from the recipe I found already posted here.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease and flour two 8" cake pans (or use Pan Release, Professional Pan Coating, Recipe #78579, by Kittencal).
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. In a large bowl, cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla; beat 1 minute at medium speed.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  6. Alternately add the flour mixture and the water to the creamed mixture, while mixing.
  7. Pour batter into pans, dividing equally.
  8. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
  9. Cool cake for 5 minutes, then remove from pans and place on wire racks to fully cool before frosting.

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