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This is an extremely simple-sounding chocolate cake recipe given to me by an Amish woman by the last name of Graber in Berne, Indiana. Common last name and very old recipe. I'm eager to give it a try! NOTE: SHE DID NOT PUT A BAKING TIME ON THE RECIPE, I GUESSED AT 20 MINUTES, but use the "toothpick test!"
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons cocoa
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 /4 teaspoons salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 cup Miracle whip
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- Mix salad dressing, heavy cream, and water, add dry ingredients.
- Pour into cake pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
- Cool and add your favorite frosting