Louisiana Chocolate Cake

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Chocolate cake topped with cooked chocolate icing.
2 c plain flour
1/2 c cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
2 c sugar
3/4 c shortening
2 eggs
3/4 c buttermilk
3/4 c boiling water
1 tsp vanilla
Cooked Chocolate Icing
1 1/2 c sugar
7 Tbs milk
2 Tbs cocoa
1 Tbs corn syrup
4 Tbs butter
1 tsp vanilla
1. Sift flour, cocoa, and soda together.
2. Cream sugar and shortening. Add unbeaten eggs.
3. Add the dry ingredients along with the buttermilk. Add boiling water then the vanilla.
4. Mix well; pour into 9 x 13 greased cake pan.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
6. To make icing: Boil ingredients except for vanilla for 1 minute. Beat until they are the right consistency for spreading on a cake then add the vanilla. Mix and spread. (Doubling this recipe is recommended.)
From the recipe box of Verma Thompson
Meal   SnackCuisine   Southern
Dish   CakeCooking Method   Baked
Prep Time   45 minutesCooking Time   45 minutes
Features   Vegetarian

Porter Palmer

Member since Apr 2008

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