Grease and flour a 9×13 inch cake pan; set aside. Combine flour, salt and soda in a small bowl; set aside. Cream sugar and shortening in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs and beat until light and fluffy; add cocoa and mix well.
Add the dry ingredients alternately with milk. Beat in water. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
(The Harter’s daughter won best of show with this cake at the Oconto County Fair.)
From the kitchen of Oconto Farm Bureau members Vicky and Ken Harter. We featured this recipe in the April/May 2014 issue of Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Rural Route.