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Busy Day Syrup Cake

Yield one 2- layer cake


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups cane syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Easy Chocolate Frosting

How to Make It

  1. Cream shortening; gradually add syrup, beating until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  2. Combine flour, soda, salt, and cocoa; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in vanilla.

  3. Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove layers from pans and cool completely.

  4. Spread Easy Chocolate Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake. Yield: one 2- layer cake.

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