Iowa Chocolate Cake Recipe




 All purpose flour2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Sugar1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Cocoa powder2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs) (Not A Mix)
 Baking powder2 Teaspoon
 Baking soda1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Vegetable shortening2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
 Milk2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
 Hot water1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Vanilla1 Teaspoon
 Fudge frosting1 Cup (16 tbs) (Rich)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5318 Calories from Fat 2042

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 231 g355.4%

Saturated Fat 63.5 g317.3%

Trans Fat 18 g

Cholesterol 438 mg

Sodium 3318.7 mg138.3%

Total Carbohydrates 826 g275.3%

Dietary Fiber 59.9 g239.5%

Sugars 527 g

Protein 75 g149.3%

Vitamin A 12.8% Vitamin C

Calcium 122.1% Iron 208.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Sift flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt into the large bowl of an electric mixer.
2. Add shortening, eggs, milk, water and vanilla to bowl. Turn speed to low and beat 1 minute, scraping side of bowl several times.
3. Turn speed to medium and beat 3 minutes, or until batter is creamy and smooth. Pour into 2 greased and flouried 9-inch layer cake pans.
4. Bake in moderate oven (350°) 25 minutes, or until top springs back when lightly touched with fingertip. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; loosen around edges with a narrow spatula; invert onto wire racks; cool completely. Put together and frost
WITH RICH FUDGE FROSTING, making deep swirls in frosting with back of spoon