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Yum...Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe

There isn't much better than a warm gooey, soft homemade chocolate chip cookie, except maybe a warm, gooey soft homemade chocolate chip CAKE.  I've had this decadant dessert at Lovina's and it really is a good and a nice change of pace to use as a birthday cake instead of just plain yellow or chocolate.


1 3/4 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup boiling water
6 ounces chocolate chips


Sift together flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda. Set aside. Cream shortening and sugar together in large mixing bowl. Add eggs and vanilla to shortening mixture. Beat thoroughly. Add water and flour mixture alternately, mixing batter until smooth after each addition. Spoon and spread into greased 13- by 9-inch plan. Sprinkle top with chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Serves about 20.

Re: Yum...Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe

Yea, Lovina will usually use a homemade "white" frosting (confectioner's sugar and a few other ingredients I can't remember, but a very basic frosting)....I love this cake!:)

KJuneBug's picture
Re: Yum...Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe

My White frosting is made like this: Using the whipping beater for my Kitchen AId, I start with some veg. shortening, add powdered sugar, a smidge of water, if I have it I'll use vanilla flavored coffee syrup for flavoring (the clear kind, keeps the frosting white, reg. baking vanilla makes it slightly yellow - you can purchase clear vanilla in the cake decorating section but it is pricey). I just keep whipping it until it is very, very fluffy- I add maybe a tablespoon of margarine for a little "butter" flavor. I just make as much as it makes, saving the left overs in a sealed plastic container in the fridge for a week or until it is gone.  I have to make some this week! My boys are turning 12!

Maybe I will make this cake for them too.    

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Re: Yum...Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe

"A mind is like a parachute. It doesnt work if it's not open."- Frank Zappa

This sounds great!  Do they put any kind of frosting on it?

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