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This is the birthday cake Mother always made for us. It always smelled so good. She is 93 now, but does not do any cooking."


1/3 C. Shortening (I use butter)2/3 C. Cocoa
2 C. Sugar
4 eggs
1 C. Sifted Flour
1 t. Baking Powder
1/2 t. Salt
2 t. vanilla
1 C. nuts (pecans and walnuts are good)


Melt shortening over low heat. Stir in cocoa and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one. Add vanilla, beat. Add flour mixed with salt and baking powder. Beat well. Fold in nuts.
Pour into two 8 inch round pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool. Frost with your favorite frosting, putting one layer on top of the other.

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8 large or 12 smaller

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