I am completely blaming this on on the Gypsy Quilter. I saw her post yesterday & immediately called my grandmother for her recipe (or more exactly for her Aunt Helen's recipe.)
"Aunt Helen's Chocolate Water Cake" - recipe from the 1930's
(no old cake pans for me... I'll go buy a foil pan - less clean-up & less complaining from the cleaning comittee)
pre heat 300 degrees (less warm that most recipes)
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening
vanilla (I just squirt & the recipe failed to mention how much)
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups cold water
pour into an oblong pan & cook until done (I'll use the toothpick after 30 minutes).
The best part - I have all of the ingredients on hand - but I'll buy a bag of sugar just in case - I know we are low on that one.)
Do I need anything else for dinner? If you can think of anything, let me know!