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Cape Cod Chocolate Cake

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Servings: 1
Categories: Cakes / Chocolate / Desserts

1 3/4  c  Cake flour
2  ts  Baking powder
1/4  ts  Soda
1  t  Salt
1 1/2  c  Sugar
1/2  c  Shortening
1  c  Plus 2 T evaporated milk
2    Unbeaten eggs
2    Squares melted chocolate
1  t  Vanilla

Stir flour, baking powder, soda, salt and sugar into a mixing bowl. Drop shortening and milk into dry ingredients. Do not dilute the evaporated milk, use full strength. Beat, beat, beat for about 2 minutes on low speed in an electric mixer. Add eggs and melted chocolate. Lastly add vanilla. Beat all together for 1 minute. Scrape bown and beat again for another minute. Turn into two layer cake pans and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Frost with butter cream frosting to which 1/2 c walnuts, chopped fine have been added. This cake is a favorite of mine and is tried and true. Silver Circle Boston Globe, from the Living Pages, c 1974

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