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Spiced Chocolate Cake

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Ingredients
  Shortening 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Sifted all-purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Instant coffee powder 1 Teaspoon
  Buttermilk 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Eggs 3
  Unsweetened chocolate square 4 Ounce, melted and cooled (1 Ounce Each Square)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
For seven minute frosting
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Cream of tartar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  White corn syrup 1 Tablespoon
  Water 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Egg whites 2
  Pure vanilla extract 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Greased and lightly flour a 13x9x2-inch baking dish

MAKING
Making the Seven Minute Frosting:
3. In the top of a double boiler beat together sugar, cream of tartar or corn syrup, salt, water and egg-whites with a handheld electric mixer for 1 minute.
4. Place pan over boiling water, such that boiling water does not touch the bottom of the top pan.
5. In case it does, it could cause frosting to become grainy.
6. With electric mixer beat constantly on high speed for 7 minutes and beat in vanilla.
Making the cake:
7. In a mixing bowl, place shortening.
8. Into the bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, spices and instant coffee powder.
9. Add 1 cup of the buttermilk, mix till all flour is moistened and beat mixture vigorously 2 minutes.
10. Stir in remaining buttermilk, eggs, cooled chocolate and vanilla and beat 2 minutes longer.
11. Bake in the prepared 13x9x2-inch baking dish for 40 minutes till done.

FINALIZING
12. Let the cake cool and then frost with Seven Minute Frosting.

SERVING
13. Serve the Spiced Chocolate Cake over special dinners or as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Chocolate
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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