Large Chocolate Cake Recipe

Bake an easy Large Chocolate Cake Recipe from scratch that will be the hit of tonight's dinner.

| May/June 2014

  • Whether baked in a loaf pan or a 9-by-13-inch pan, this rich and moist Large Chocolate Cake Recipe will be a hit.
    Photo by iStockphoto/Alkimson

Donna Klettke, Wheatland, Missouri, offers a recipe as well as the hint to use vinegar to make sour milk. "This chocolate cake recipe," she says, "is from the Hershey Cocoa can from more than 60 years ago. It is real moist, and a lot of times, I've eaten it with applesauce on top."

Recipe Box: Sour Cream Chocolate Cake and More

Large Chocolate Cake Recipe

2/3 cup lard
2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour milk
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup cocoa dissolved in 1 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon vanilla

Grease and flour baking pans; set aside. Preheat oven to 350 F.

Beat together lard and sugar. Add eggs and beat until fluffy. Add sour milk, flour, salt and baking soda. Beat well. Stir in cocoa mixture and vanilla.

Pour into prepared pans. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Test cake with toothpick for doneness.



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