Grandmother's Chocolate Cake



  • 1 stick Butter
  • 1/4 cup Crisco
  • 3 tbsp. Cocoa
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 Slightly Beaten Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp. Baking Soda
  • scant tsp. Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla


Use a greased jelly roll or other long thin pan. This cake freezes well.

Bring to boil the butter, Crisco, cocoa and water.

Mix the flour and the sugar in a bowl, pour over this the above mixture and stir adding the beaten eggs. Add the buttermilk, baking soda, cinnamon,  and vanilla. Mix well.

Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Test, do not overbake.


1/3 cup Butter

3 tbsp. Cocoa

1 tsp. Vanilla

1 tbsp. Powdered Instant Coffee dissolved in 2 tbsp. Water

2 2/3 cups Confectioners Sugar


Melt the butter.

Add the cocoa, vanilla, powdered instant coffee dissolved in water.

Sift the confectioners sugar. Blend well.

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