Sunday, March 5, 2017

MARTHA'S CHOCOLATE CAKE

1/4 lb butter

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup water
4 tbsp cocoa
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup pecans

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Mix butter, shortening, water, and cocoa in pan and bring to a boil. In bowl, mix sugar and flour. Pour liquid mixture over dry ingredients and ten add eggs, milk, vanilla, and pecans. Cook in a greased and floured loaf pan 20 to 30 minutes at 325 degrees.

ICING

1 1/4 lb butter
4 tbsp cocoa
4 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 box powdered sugar

Five minutes before cake is done start the icing. Melt butter, cocoa, milk in pan. Add vanilla and powdered sugar. If you want you can mix in 1/2 cup pecans. Ice cake while it is hot.

Note: This is a file photo.

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