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Divinely Decadent Chocolate Cake

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Servings: 9
Categories: Cakes / Chocolate / Desserts

1/2  cup  Dark corn syrup
1/2  cup  Butter or margarine
1  cup  Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
1/2  cup  Sugar, granulated
3    Eggs
1  teaspoon  Vanilla
1  cup  Flour, All Purpose
1  cup  Pecans or Walnuts, chopped
    -----CHOCOLATE GLAZE-----
2/3  cup  Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
2  tablespoons  Butter or Margarine
4  tablespoons  Dark corn syrup
2  teaspoons  Whipping Cream or milk
    Whole pecan or walnut halves

In a large saucepan, bring corn syrup and butter to a boil, stirring. Remove from heat. Add chocolate, stir until melted. Stir in sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Blend in flour and nuts. Grease and flour a 9-inch layer cake pan. Pour mixture into the pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove. Cool completely on rack. To prepare glaze, stir together the chocolate, butter and syrup over low heat in a saucepan. Remove from heat. Stir in the cream or milk. Pour glaze over the cooled cake. Let stand one hour. Garnish with whole pecans or walnuts. Cut into wedges to serve. Origin: Great American Recipe cards.

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