Chocolatetown Special Cake

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Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Trans-fat Free
Metric measurements


½cup cocoa powderVideo
½cup water boiling
cup vegetable shorteningVideo *
cups sugarVideo
1teaspoon vanilla extractVideo
2large eggsVideo
cups flour, all-purpose
teaspoons baking sodaVideo
½teaspoon salt
1⅓cups buttermilkVideo or sourmilk, use, dried buttermilk or a, mixture of 1 tb plus 1 ts, white vinegar and enough, milk to equal 1 1/3 cup)
1x butter cream frosting *
* not incl. in nutrient facts


Stir the cocoa and boiling water together in a small bowl until smooth and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.

In a larger mixer bowl, cream the shortening, sugar and vanilla together until light and fluffy.

Add the eggs and beat until well blended.

Combine the flour, baking soda and salt, blending well.

Add, alternately with the buttermilk, to the creamed mixture.

Blend in the cocoa mixture, mixing well.

Pour the batter into the prepared pans, dividing evenly.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a wooden pick, inserted in the center, comes out clean.

Cool for 10 minutes in the pans then remove the cakes and cool, until cold, on wire racks.

Frost with One Bowl Buttercream frosting and garnish as desired.

First published: last updated: 2012-09-23


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 102g (3.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 2307% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 209mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4% Iron 10%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?
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