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Ingredients

1 cup hot water
1/2 cup cocoa
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup sour milk (2 tablespoons vinegar mixed with 1 cup milk)
1/2 cup margarine or Crisco shortening (softened to room temperature)
2 cups sugar
2 eggs, unbeaten
2-1/2 cups flour
1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Pour hot water over the cocoa and baking soda in a 2-cup glass measuring cup. Add the 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Set aside. Combine in a large mixing bowl: sour milk, margarine and sugar. Beat together 3 minutes on medium speed of mixer. Add sugar and eggs. Beat 1 minute. Add the hot water mixture while beating on high speed. Gradually add flour and salt, mixing at medium speed until mixture is creamy. Pour mixture into a 9x13-inch greased baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until cake tester tests done.

Sally Lubben
Milan




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