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Favorite Chocolate Cake

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  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Unsweetened chocolate square 4 Ounce, melted (Four 1 Ounce Squares)
  Sifted cake flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Buttermilk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Chocolate filling 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chocolate frosting 1 Cup (16 tbs)

Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add chocolate, mixing well.
Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; gradually add to the chocolate mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
Add water, mixing well; stir in vanilla.
Line bottom of two greased 9-inch round cakepans with wax paper.
Pour batter evenly into pans; bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks.
Peel off wax paper.
Spread chocolate filling between layers.
Frost top and sides of cake with chocolate frosting.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 6321 Calories from Fat 2048

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 235 g361.6%

Saturated Fat 84.5 g422.5%

Trans Fat 13.5 g

Cholesterol 423 mg141%

Sodium 7272.3 mg303%

Total Carbohydrates 1042 g347.5%

Dietary Fiber 53.1 g212.6%

Sugars 599 g

Protein 85 g170.5%

Vitamin A 9.8% Vitamin C

Calcium 42.1% Iron 250.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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