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Iowa Chocolate Cake

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Cocoa powder 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs) (Not A Mix)
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vegetable shortening 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Milk 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Hot water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Fudge frosting 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Rich)
Directions

1. Sift flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt into the large bowl of an electric mixer.
2. Add shortening, eggs, milk, water and vanilla to bowl. Turn speed to low and beat 1 minute, scraping side of bowl several times.
3. Turn speed to medium and beat 3 minutes, or until batter is creamy and smooth. Pour into 2 greased and flouried 9-inch layer cake pans.
4. Bake in moderate oven (350°) 25 minutes, or until top springs back when lightly touched with fingertip. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; loosen around edges with a narrow spatula; invert onto wire racks; cool completely. Put together and frost
WITH RICH FUDGE FROSTING, making deep swirls in frosting with back of spoon

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake

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