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    Best Chocolate Cake with Fudge Frosting

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    List of Ingredients

    2 c Flour
    2 c Sugar
    1/2 c Shortening
    3/4 c Water
    3/4 c Buttermilk
    1 ts Baking soda
    1 ts Salt
    1 ts Vanilla
    1/2 ts Baking powder
    2 Eggs
    4 oz Unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
    Fudge Frosting:
    2 c sugar
    1/2 c shortening
    3 oz unsweetened chocolate
    2/3 c milk
    1/2 t salt
    2 t vanilla


    Heat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 13 x 9 x 3 pan, 3 8" round pans or 2 9" round pans.

    Beat together the flour, sugar, shortening, water, buttermilk, baking soda, salt, vanilla, baking powder, eggs, and chocolate 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).

    Bake for 40-45 minutes (rectangle pan) or 30-35 minutes (round pans), or until wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for about 10 minutes then remove from pans. Cool completely before frosting.

    Fudge Frosting:
    Mix together the sugar, shortening, chocolate, milk, and salt 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 the vanilla.




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