BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH FUDGE FROSTING
Category: Cakes, Desserts
2 c Flour 1 ts Vanilla
2 c Sugar 1/2 ts Baking powder
1/2 c Shortening 2 Eggs
3/4 c Water 4 oz Unsweetened chocolate,
3/4 c Buttermilk -melted and cooled
1 ts Baking soda Fudge frosting (see below)
1 ts Sale
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.
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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