Chocolate Cake with Caramel frosting
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Irene's Chocolate Cake

Irene was known for her amazing chocolate cake, you can make a chocolate cake just like her. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cakes, Chocolate cake, Scratch baking
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 272kcal
Author Stephanie Manley

Ingredients

Cake Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Baking Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2/3 cup Shortening
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla

Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoon milk
  • 3 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Cake Sift together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt. Add shortening and whole milk to the sifted mixture. Beat until smooth and add eggs, milk, and vanilla. Beat until mixed. 
  • Pour into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. Serve with Carmel frosting. Frosting Melt butter. Stir in brown sugar and salt. Bring to a hard boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add milk, stirring vigorously. 
  • Put back over heat and bring to a full boil again. Set aside and cool until lukewarm. Stir in powdered sugar until smooth, and cool enough to spread. 

Nutrition

Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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