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Chocolate Spice Cake

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Servings: 8
Categories: Cakes / Chocolate / Desserts

3/4  c  Sugar
3  tb  Shortening
1/2  ts  Lemon extract, if desired
1/2  ts  Vanilla
2    Eggs
1  c  Flour
2  tb  Unsweetened cocoa
1/2  ts  Baking powder
1/2  ts  Cinnamon
1/2  ts  Nutmeg
1/4  ts  Baking soda
1/4  ts  Salt
2  tb  Chopped nuts
1/3  c  Buttermilk*
2  ts  Powdered sugar

*To substitiute for buttermilk, use 1 teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice plus skim milk to make 1/3 cup. Heat oven to 350. Spray 9" round cake pan with nonstick cooking spray; dust lightly with flour. In large bowl, beat sugar and shortening until well mixed. Add lemon extract, vanilla and eggs; beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour and remaining ingredients except powdered sugar. Beat at low speed until moistened; beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Pour into sprayed and floured pan. Bake 20-30 minutes until tootpick tests clean. Cool 10 minutes on wire rack. Using small strainer, sprinkle top of cake with powdered sugar. cool completely before serving. Per serving: 210 cal., 4g pro., 33g carb., 1g fiber, 8g fat, 53mg chol., 160mg sod., 80mg pot., 1 starch, 1 fruit and 1 1/2 fat exchanges. Fast and Healthy Jan/Feb 95 typed by Carolyn Shaw 1-95 Submitted By CAROLYN SHAW On 01-16-95 (1439)

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