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Grandma's Thunder Cake Recipe

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1 c shortening
1 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs, separated
1 c cold water
⅓ c tomato paste
2 c cake flour
c dry cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. In mixing bowl, beat egg whites until they are stiff.
3. In separate bowl, cream shortening and sugar together then add egg yolks, water, vanilla, tomato paste.
4. Mix well then fold in stiff egg whites.
5. Mix together all dry ingredients in separate bowl.
6. Mix wet and dry ingredients together.
7. Bake in 2 greased and floured 8 inch round pans for 35 to 40 minutes.

Cover with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting (see Sauces and Toppings section for recipe).




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