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Five-way Chocolate Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Five-way Chocolate Cake, by , is from The Jarnagin Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

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Added: Monday, December 17, 2007


1/2 c. butter or margarine
1/2 c. shortening
2 1/4 c sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 c cocoa
2 1/2 c unsifted all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 c. buttermilk

Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting:
1/2 c. cocoa
2 2/3 c. confectioners' sugar
6 tbsp butter or margarine
4 to 5 tbsp milk or water
1 tsp vanilla

Cream butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Combine cocoa, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Pour into liberally greased and floured pans. Bake at 350 as follows: 3 (8-inch) layer pans- 30 to 35 min; 1 (13X9) pan- 55 to 65 min; 1 tube or bundt pan- 55 to 65 min; 2 (9X5X3) loaf pans- 50 to 60 min; 3 1/2 dozen cupcakes- 20 to 25 min at 375.

Frosting: Combine cocoa and confectioners' sugar. Cream butter with 1/2 c. of cocoa mixture in a small bowl. Add remaining mixture alternately with milk, beating to spreading consistency. Blend in vanilla.




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