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Best Chocolate Cake With Fudge Frosting

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Servings: 12
Categories: Cakes / Chocolate / Desserts / Frostings

2  cups  Flour
2  cups  Sugar
1/2  cup  Shortening
3/4  cup  Water
3/4  cup  Buttermilk
1  teaspoon  Baking soda
1  teaspoon  Sale
1  teaspoon  Vanilla
1/2  teaspoon  Baking powder
2    Eggs
4  ounces  Unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled

Fudge frosting
2  cups  Sugar
1/2  cup  Shortening
3  ounces  Unsweetened chocolate
2/3  cup  Milk
1/2  teaspoon  Salt
2  teaspoons  Vanilla

1. Heat oven to 350F.

2. Grease and flour 13 x 9 x 3 pan, 3 8" round pans or 2 9" round pans.

3. Beat all ingredients except fudge frosting in a large bowl on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes, scraping bowl constantly. Pour into pan(s).

4. Bake for 40-45 minutes (rectangle pan) or 30-35 minutes (round pans), or until wooden pick comes out clean. Cool rounds 10 min.; remove from pans. Cool completely. Frost with Fudge Frosting.

5. Directions for Fudge Frosting: Mix all ingredients except vanilla in a 2 1/2 quart saucepan. Heat to a rolling boil, stirring occasionally. Boil 1 minute without stirring. Place saucepan in a bowl of ice and water. Beat until frosting is smooth and of spreading consistency; add vanilla.


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