CHOCOLATE BIRTHDAY CAKE RECIPE
- 1 2/3 cup flour
- 1 ½ cup sugar
- ¾ cup cocoa
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cups buttermilk
- ½ cup shortening
- 2 large eggs or 3 small eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour cake pans, either a 9 X 13 pan or two 8 inch round pans.
Dissolve baking soda in buttermilk. Add beaten eggs, vanilla and shortening.
Mix flour, sugar and cocoa together in a bowl. Add to wet ingredients an beat well. Either 3 minutes on high speed with a mixer or 500 strokes without. Pour cake batter into pans and bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes until a cake tester or wooden toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool.
Hint: If you do not have buttermilk on hand, you can use ¼ cup vinegar mixed with 1 ¼ cup milk and it will work just as well.
Here is an even easier chocolate cake recipe with a surprise ingredient that makes a really moist cake!
Try this Peanut Butter Icing Recipe with this cake for a delicious combination!