Our Favorite Chocolate Cake

Cooking Recipes Catalogue

This is the cake my family always traditionally took on picnics and any other family get-together. Cream may be substituted for the milk for a richer cake.

INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 13x9 inch cake pan.
  • Cream together the shortening and the white sugar. Add the melted chocolate and eggs, mix well.
  • Sift the flour with baking soda and salt. Add alternately with 1 cup milk to shortening mixture. Mix in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick stuck into the center of the cake comes out clean. Once cool frost with Coffee Frosting.
  • To Make Frosting: Mix together instant or leftover coffee, 1/4 cup milk or cream, cocoa powder, butter, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, and confectioners' sugar until of spreading consistency.