Holly from Easy Living the Hard Way said she didn’t have a good recipe for chocolate cake. That amazed me because she has shared so many wonderful recipes. It also reminded me of the recipe I use. I’ve had it for many years, and I got it from a magazine called Dynamite. If you were a fan of book orders in the late 70s and 80s, you may remember the magazine, published by Scholastic. I don’t remember which issue it came from, but I still enjoy the recipe. It’s quick, easy, and delicious.
1 and 3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 and 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2/3 cup milk
Beat for 2 minutes.
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Beat two minutes.
Grease and flour two nine inch cake pans, and pour the batter into them.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool for about 10 minutes and remove from the pan.
Frost one, set the second on top, and then frost it.
Because I do not do the best job of frosting cakes, I like to hide it beneath coconut or chopped nuts.
There you go: one Dynamite chocolate cake. I admit, thinking about where I got this recipe has been a great trip back to my teenage years. Take a look at these Dynamite covers and see if it’s a stroll down memory lane for you.
I’m not sure when this turned into a cooking/cake blog. Tomorrow I will hopefully have updates on the farm work I’ve been doing.