Grandma Leona’s Chocolate Cake

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CakeI haven’t been baking much lately since Dave and I are both working on our New Year’s resolutions for healthier eating.

BUT . . . yesterday was Valentine’s Day, right?

And Valentine’s Day was MADE for chocolate, right???

I still remember sitting in my grandmother’s kitchen copying down this recipe from her file box when I was a new bride.

It’s just as delicious as ever!

Thank you, Grandma! ♥

 

In a large bowl, blend and set aside:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ tsp salt

In a heavy pan, blend and bring to a boil:

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup oil
  • ¼ cup cocoa

Pour the hot liquid over the dry ingredients and beat until smooth. Add:

  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Beat until smooth. Pour into prepared large cake pan and bake 30 minutes at 325 degrees.

Five minutes before the cake is done, blend and bring to a boil the following:

  • 1 stick butter
  • 6 Tbsp milk
  • 4 Tbsp cocoa

Pour over 1 lb of powdered sugar. Add 1 tsp vanilla and beat until smooth.

Punch holes in the hot cake with a fork or toothpick and pour the hot frosting on top. Let cool and serve.

71 responses »

  1. Oh dear, with people tweeting about grilled cheese and blogging about chocolate cake…..how is one to eat healthy!!!???? I crave both of these now! (And, you know I’m going to make grilled cheese and then this cake for dessert). So, thank you! Or something…lol.

  2. Yum! I love chocolate cake! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Want to hear something funny? My grandma is visiting me this weekend and she brought over chocolate cake that she made from scratch, and it looks just like your picture! 🙂

  3. My teenage daughter is the baker in our house and she made some delicious heart shape biscuits for Valentines, she decorated them all wit the piping kit that I bought her for Christmas! I will show her this recipe and hopefully she will make us one next weekend!

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