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Outstanding Chocolate Cake

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Servings: 1
Categories: Cakes / Chocolate / Desserts

2  cups  Sifted cake flour
1/2  teaspoon  Baking powder
1/8  teaspoon  Salt
1/2  cup  Butter or regular margarine
1 1/2  cups  Sugar
2    Eggs
1  teaspoon  Vanilla
2  ounces  Unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
1  teaspoon  Baking soda
1  cup  Iced water

This is a 45 year old recipe from Illinois that our Farm Journal tasting staff rated "fantastic." Tender crumbed, deep chocolate flavor, with an ultra creamy frosting that tastes like chocolate whipped cream. Whipped chocolate frosting (recipe follows) Sift together cake, baking powder and salt; set aside. Cream together butter and sugar in mixing bowl until light and fluffy, using electric mixer at medium speed. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in vanilla and cooled chocolate, mixing well. Combine baking soda and iced water; stir until baking soda is dissolved. Add dry ingredients alternately with iced water mixture to creamed mixture,beating well after each addition. Pour patter into greased 13x9x2 inch baking pan. Bake in 350F oven for 35 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool in pan on rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool on rack. Frost sides and top of cake with whipped chocolate frosting. Cut in squares. Makes 16 servings. WHIPPED CHOCOLATE FROSTING Combine 2 (1oz) squares unsweetened chocolate and 2 tbsp butter or regular margarine in small saucepan. Heat over low heat until chocolate and butter are melted. Cool slightly. Combine cooled chocolate mixture, 1 cup sifted confectioners sugar, 1 egg, 1/8 tsp salt, 1/4 cup milk and 1 tsp vanilla in metal mixing bowl. Set bowl in another bowl filled with ice cubes and water. Beat with electric mixer at high speed until mixture becomes light and fluffy, and forms soft peaks, about 5 minutes. Origin: Farm Journal's Choice Chocolate Recipes Shared by: Sharon Stevens

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