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Chocolate Cake With Fudge Frosting

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Servings: 12
Categories: Cakes / Chocolate / Desserts

Ingredients:
2  C  Flour
2  C  Sugar
1/2  C  Shortening
3/4  C  Water
3/4  C  Buttermilk
1  T  Baking soda
1  T  Sale
1  T  Vanilla
1/2  T  Baking powder
2    Eggs
4  Oz  Unsweetened Baking Chocolate, Melted And Cooled
    Fudge frosting (see below)

Directions:
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. Fudge Frosting 2 c sugar 1/2 c shortening 3 oz unsweetened chocolate 2/3 c milk 1/2 t salt 2 t vanilla 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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