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Sour Cream Cocoa Cake

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Ingredients
  Cocoa 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Boiling water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Cake flour 2 Cup (32 tbs), sifted
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sour cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Egg whites 3
Directions

GETTING READY
1.Start by preheating the oven to 350F degrees
MAKING
2.Mix cocoa with boiling water; stir until smooth; cool.
3.Cream shortening, gradually add half the sugar; cream until light and fluffy; add cocoa mixture.
4.Sift dry ingredients (except sugar) together 3 times; stir into cocoa mixture alternately with combined cream and vanilla.
5.Beat egg whites until soft peaks form; gradually add rest of sugar and beat until peaks round over gently; fold into batter.
6.Pour into 2 (9 inch) round layer pans, greased and lined.
7.Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
SERVING
8.When cool, frost with Mocha Frosting

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Cocoa
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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