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Chocolate Cake Recipe

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

Valerie Brubaker
Added: Thursday, October 23, 2008


2 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 C sugar
2/3 C shortening
2 C flour
1 soda
tsp salt
5/8 C ice water

Cream sugar and shortening together. Add in eggs, vanilla and melted chocolate. Stir well. Sift together flour soda and salt. Add of the flour mixture to creamed mixture. Blend well. Pour ice water into mixture. Mix in rest of flour then rest of water.
Pour into greased and floured 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 30 minutes, 350 degrees.
Remove and let cool before frosting.




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