This cake is awesome. It is very moist. I love to serve this frosted with sour cream chocolate frosting.

This cake is so simple to put together. Just put everything in a bowl and beat it up.

You will need 2( 8″ or 9″) round cake pans or 1 (13″x9″) cake pan, greased and floured.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.


2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup water
1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Put everything into a mixing bowl and beat, with a mixer, on low speed for one minute.
Scrape down the sides.
Beat on high speed for three minutes.
Pour the batter into the pan or pans.
Bake for 40-45 minutes until cake tests done when checked with a toothpick.
Cool and frost.