Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1/2 cup shortening

  2. 1 cup sugar

  3. 1 teaspoon baking soda

  4. 1/8 teaspoon salt

  5. 1-1/4 cups buttermilk or sour milk

  6. 1 egg

  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla

  8. 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  9. 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder Creamy Filling

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, beat shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in buttermilk or sour milk, egg, and vanilla until combined. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour and cocoa powder. Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour mixture.


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