1 cup sugar
1/2 cup Crisco oil/canola oil
3/4 cup cocoa
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup hot water
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease either 13x9 inch pan or 9 inch springform pan.
2. In large bowl mix together the first four ingredients.
3. In small bowl combine the next three ingredients, mix well (batter will be a bit dry). Add the hot water and mix until consistent.
4. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes.
*The cake in the photo is two 9 inch cakes, a recipe and a half divided into two pans.