Saturday, October 4, 2008

Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

  • 4 eggs at room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup water

Follow directions exactly...

1. Make a paste with the cocoa and water. Set aside. Cream the shortening and sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Add the baking soda to the buttermilk (do this in a large bowl because it expands the longer it sits). Add the chocolate paste to the buttermilk and soda. Mix flour and salt in a bowl. Add the flour mixture and the buttermilk mixture to the sugar and egg mixture, alternatively. For the cake- pour into 2 greased round cake pans and bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. For cupcakes, bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Fluffy Cocoa Frosting:
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1.2 cups evaporated milk (a small can in 1/2 cup)
1. Mix all ingredients and beat well (Add milk slowly when mixing). If you use 1/2 cup cocoa you will probably want to use 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar.

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