Victory Chocolate Cake

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  • Published Sep 10th
  • Servings24
  • Calories178
This recipe dates from World War II when sugar was in short supply and very precious.

Victory Chocolate Cake Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Victory Chocolate Cake for 24 servings:

  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups dark corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup cold, brewed coffee

Victory Chocolate Cake Cooking Instructions

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The following are the steps to cook Victory Chocolate Cake easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9x13 inch pan.
  2. 2 Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  3. 3 Separate eggs. Beat egg whites in a clean bowl until stiff peaks form.
  4. 4 Cream shortening and sugar in mixing bowl until light and fluffy using electric mixer at medium speed. Blend in the corn syrup and egg yolks. Beat in vanilla. Add dry ingredients alternately with coffee to creamed mixture. Gently fold in egg whites. Pour batter into greased 13x9 inch pan.
  5. 5 Bake in preheated 350 degree F (175 degree C) oven for 45 minutes or until cake is done. Cool in pan on rack and frost as desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 178 calories; 7.4 grams of fat; 27.7 grams of carbohydrates; 2.2 grams of protein; 23 milligrams of cholesterol; 232 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Oct 15th 2017

    Very time intensive process. While I personally liked the molasses taste, my family did not care much for this cake. It was very moist. I frosted with chocolate frosting, fresh raspberries, ...

  2. Sep 7th 2015

    I made this cake to take to a Labor Day get together at our friend's house. I made it the day before, baking it in a bundt pan. I had a can of cherry-chocolate frosting in the pantry, so I p ...

  3. Sep 12th 2013

    I made this cake when we were low on sugar and it definitely was tasty. Even my husband who is not a sweets person enjoyed it.

  4. Jan 19th 2013

    I made and brought this to a family Chistmas gathering a few weeks ago, it was amazing! Their dog got ahold of the leftovers and I was so dissappointed (the dog is okay). The coffee makes t ...

  5. Nov 23rd 2012

    Great cake but makethe coffee 4x stronger than normal for more coffee flavor and after reading larissa's reveiw I used 1/2 mallases, other than that its a wonderfully cake!

  6. Nov 18th 2012

    This was fantastic! love the coffee flavor and since I'm not to fond of chocolate I cut the cocoa in half and I love the flavor of mallasses so I used half corn syrup and half mollasses and ...

  7. May 3rd 2008

    Ok but i felt it didn't have much flavour