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Grandmother's Chocolate Cake

 Grandmother's Chocolate Cake
Nothing beats a homemade chocolate cake and this is the cake my family makes for special occasion.—Gloria Edwards, McPherson, Kansas
12-16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add eggs, milk and vanilla;
  • beat well. Combine flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and soda; add
  • to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in water; mix until smooth.
  • (Batter will be thin.) Pour into a greased and floured 13-in. x
  • 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until cake
  • tests done. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar if
  • desired. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 227 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 326 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.