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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.