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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Chocolate Sparkle Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Sparkle Cookies

My husband, Mike, is ALWAYS working (day and night) on his computer, and one night he came up to me around 9 PM, and said that he found a recipe that was on his computer, and that I might want to make it.  After I read the recipe and it sounded good and I put it aside and thought that I would make it when I had the time.  You see, I made cookies for Mike to bring into work every week, and I put it aside and forgot about it.  It wasn’t until recently, that I found the recipe for Chocolate Sparkle Cookies that I thought it was gone for good, because I couldn’t fine it.

Chocolate Sparkle Cookies Recipe

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 Chocolate Sparkle Cookies

½ lb. bittersweet chocolate

3 Tbsp. butter, room temp.

2 eggs

1 Tbsp. honey

1/3 cup sugar, plus more for rolling

¾ cup ground almonds

2 tsp. cocoa powder

Pinch of salt

Powdered sugar for garnish

Preheat oven to 325F.   Melt chocolate on top of double boiler, over (but not in contact with) simmering water.  Cut butter into small pieces and mix into heated chocolate until melted.

Beat eggs with mixer, gradually adding the sugar and honey until light and the mixture falls in thick, smooth ribbons from the beaters (about 10 minutes).  Fold into the chocolate-butter mixture.   Add the cocoa powder and salt to the ground almonds and mix; gently add to the chocolate mixture.

Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Use a small ice cream scoop to form the dough into 1 inch balls.  Working quickly, roll the balls in granulated sugar.

Place on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart.  Bake at 325F. for about 12 minutes, until the centers are moist, but not wet.  Cool slightly.  Dust lightly with powdered icing sugar.   Makes 36 cookies


(Recipe for the Chocolate Sparkle Cookies, was found on the eG Forums in 2010)

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