Friday, June 04, 2010
Their Third Birthday
Oh, I miss my babies, but oh, I love my boys.
Wanting to gild the lily? Add chocolate chips? Wanting to 24-carat gild the lily? Make them fancy dark chocolate chips.
Betty's Chocolate Cake
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa
1 1/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mom did not include the directions to mix up the cake, but this is basically what to do:
In a mixing bowl, cream the shortening and sugar.
Beat in the egg.
Sift the dry ingredients into a different bowl.
Fold the dry ingredients into the batter.
Slowly add the water and vanilla.
Put into a baking dish and bake 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees F.