Black Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

1_ Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa and salt. Set aside.

2_ Melt the shortening in the boiling water, then stir into the flour mixture until blended. Beat in the eggs, then stir in the vanilla.

3_ Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

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