Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe

Dark Chocolate Cake

My husband’s mother, Marie Shea, made everything that she baked from SCRATCH.  Believe me there was a lot of cookies and cakes that she made.  Here is her Dark Chocolate Cake that was very good.

Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe

Dark Chocolate Cake

2 ¼ cups sugar

2/3 cup Crisco

2 Tbsp. margarine

3 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla

 2 ½ cups flour

¾ cups cocoa powder

½ tsp. salt

2 tsp. baking powder

2 cups water

2 tsp. baking soda

You cream together the sugar, Crisco and margarine in a large bowl, and then add the eggs and vanilla and until blended.   Sift together the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder.  Then put the water in a sauce pan, bring it to a boil, remove it from the heat, and add the baking soda.   Alternately add the flour mixture and the water to the CREAMED MIXTURE while mixing.   Once completed and mixed well, pour the batter into a greased and floured 13×9 pan and bake at 300 F for 45 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.


2 ½ Tbsp. margarine

 ¼ cup cocoa

2 Tbsp. milk

2 cups powdered sugar

4 Tbsp. milk, divided

1 tsp. vanilla

In a small sauce pan, melt the margarine and then add the cocoa and 2 Tbsp. of milk, heating until smooth.  Remove from heat.  In a medium bowl, add the powdered sugar, vanilla, and the rest of the milk and mix until smooth.  Add the heated mixture gradually while mixing and blend the icing until creamy.  Wait until both the cake and the icing have cooled before icing the cake.

(Recipe for the Dark Chocolate Cake is by Marie Shea.)

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  1. Lauren McDermott says:

    omg…. this is my favorite cake!! I feel like I remember eating it at grandmas house when we would go over for 4th of July

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