If any of you have been lucky enough to have one of Nana’s chocolate cakes, now you can make your own!
Nana's Chocolate Cake
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3/4cupcocoa powder(Hershey's or other)
1/4cupbutter or margerine
1 1/2tspbaking soda
1 3/4cupsflour(unsifted, all purpose)
Frosting Ingredients (makes 1 cup)
3tbsbutter or margerine
2tbsmilk or water
Stir together cocoa and boiling water until smooth; set aside.
Cream butter, shortening and sugar in large mixer bowl. Blend in salt, eggs and vanilla. Stir baking soda into buttermilk; add alternately with flour to creamed mixture. Blend in reserved cocoa mixture.
Pour batter into two greased and wax paper lined 9-inch round layer pans (two 8-inch square pans or a 13x9x2 inch pan). Back at 350° for 30-35 minutes (40-45 minutes for 8-inch or 13x9x2 inch pans) until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely, frost as desired.
Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting
Combine cocoa with powdered sugar. Cream butter with 1/2 cup of cocoa mixture in a small bowl. Add remaining cocoa mixture alternately with milk, beating to spreading consistency. Blend in vanilla. (For a glossier frosting, add 1 tbs of corn syrup).