Time Saver Cake (Cocoa)

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"Old recipe; has no egg, is very moist and rich, and bakes in a loaf pan . This version has a frosting that cooks as cake is cooling. From Tilden Ne. This recipe rocks."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (148.9 g)
  • Calories 488.1
  • Total Fat - 22.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 5 mg
  • Sodium - 409.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 66.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
  • Sugars - 37.7 g
  • Protein - 4.7 g
  • Calcium - 14.3 mg
  • Iron - 2.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, salt, and baking soda. Add melted shortening, vanilla, vinegar, and water. Mix well.

Step 2

Bake in loaf pan at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 minutes. The cake wasn't altogether cooked all the way for me but it always best to "cook" in turned off oven and not dry out cake. for a few minutes and that seems to do it.

Step 3

While cake is baking, make the frosting.

Step 4

FROSTING: Add enough cream to make a paste of the sugar, flour, cocoa and vanilla. Spread frosting on the cake as soon as you take it out of the oven; the frosting cooks as it cools. I put the cake back in the turned off oven for a minute or so

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


1 Reviews


A good cake, we didn't make the frosting, that is fast but it needs to cook longer than indicated on the recipe. I liked that it was cooked in a loaf pan, which makes it more of a snack cake. Thanks for sharing!


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(7 Apr 2015)