- 1 stick margarine or butter
- ½ cup + 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
- 3 cups sugar
- 5 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 3 cups plain flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 4 tablespoons cocoa
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Cream margarine or butter, shortening, and sugar together. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa together, then add alternately with milk. Stir in the vanilla extract.
Grease a 10-inch tube pan very well, then sprinkle some sugar in the cake pan before pouring batter in to create a faux frosting, if desired.
Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes at 350º or until a cake tester comes out clean.
This recipe appeared in Southern Sweets: Down-Home desserts from Our State magazine. Recipe by Alice Bowman of Taylorsville. This recipe also appeared in the January 2007 issue of Our State magazine.