Sunday, April 17, 2011

Old Fashioned Cocoa Cake

from the Hershey's Cocoa label (1980's)

Cocoa Cake
2/3 c butter
1 2/3 c sugar
3 eggs
2 c flour
1 1/3 c milk
2/3 c cocoa
1 1/4 t baking soda
1/4 t baking powder
1 t salt
Cream butter, sugar, and eggs - beat on high speed for 3 min. - reduce to low speed; combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, & salt in a bowl and stir; add alternately with milk to creamed mixture.  Beat. Pour into pans that have been greased (butter) and floured.  If you want this to be dark, like the cake, add some cocoa to the flour for a dark baked edge.
Bake at 350˚ for 35 minutes.

Cocoa Fudge Frosting
1/2 c margarine
1/2 c cocoa
7 T milk (just a little less than 1/2 cup)
1 t. vanilla
1 box of 10x powdered sugar or 3 - 3 1/2 cup
Melt butter in microwave, add cocoa, stir until smooth; alternately add confectioners sugar and milk to cocoa mixture (which in now in the mixer). Beat to spreading consistency of your choice - add vanilla.

Allow cake to cool before icing.

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