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Jeannie's Chocolate Cake


This chocolate cake is the best of the best out there, family and friends love it! Whether your looking to impress your guests or celebrate a birthday this cake will not disappoint.

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  • CAKE:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup Hershey's cocoa
  • 2/3 cup Crisco
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 box powdered sugar
  • Cocoa
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened


Servings 12
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 35mins


Step 1

Prepare 2 9" pans, cut cut two wax paper rounds and place on bottom of pans brushed with crisco

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Cream together sugar, Hershey's cocoa and Crisco.

Add 2 beaten eggs, flour, soda, salt, buttermilk and vanilla. Beat well and lastly add 1 cup boiling water stir well and quickly put in oven immediately 25 minutes do not over bake this cake, check cake with toothpick.


Blend all ingredients thoroughly.

This freezes beautifully.

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