Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake

Part 1 - Cake

1 1/2 cups
sugar
2/3 cup
oil
1/2 cup
cocoa
1 cup
hot water
1 tbsp
baking soda
1 cup
sour cream
2
eggs
1 tbsp
vanilla
2 1/2 cups
flour
2 tsp
baking powder

Cream sugar and lard. Stir in cocoa. Add boiling water. Stir baking soda into sour milk and add to mixture. Add beaten eggs and vanilla. Lastly – add flour and baking powder. Beat well. Pour into cake pans and bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Part 2 - Simple Icing

2 1/2 cups
icing sugar
1/2 cup
cocoa
6 tbsp
butter or margarine (softened)
1/4 cup
milk or water
1 tbsp
vanilla

Measure all ingredients into mixing bowl. Beat slowly until all moistened. Add more milk or icing sugar if needed. Beat until smooth and light. Makes about 2 cups.

(Optional) Chocolate Mint Icing: Stir in some mint flavoring, about 1/2 tsp. Add more to taste for a minty flavor.

(Optional) Chocolate Mocha Icing: Use prepared coffee instead of milk or water.

Directions

Apply icing to cake and enjoy!

Yield: 1 Cakes
Culture:
Category: Dessert
Contributor: Selma Neufeld
Published in: Cultures in the Kitchen