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Original Chocolate Frosting

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  Vegetable shortening 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cocoa 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Milk 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Confectioners sugar 3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)

In saucepan, melt vegetable shortening.
Remove from heat; stir in cocoa and salt.
Mix in milk and vanilla.
In mixer bowl, stir cocoa mixture into sugar.
Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
Add 1 tablespoon more milk if needed for good spreading consistency.
Frosts tops and sides of two 8 or 9 inch layers.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2473 Calories from Fat 613

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 70 g107.9%

Saturated Fat 23.9 g119.5%

Trans Fat 6.7 g

Cholesterol 7.5 mg2.5%

Sodium 542.5 mg22.6%

Total Carbohydrates 494 g164.8%

Dietary Fiber 39.8 g159.3%

Sugars 413 g

Protein 26 g51.9%

Vitamin A 1.5% Vitamin C

Calcium 24% Iron 92.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Original Chocolate Frosting Recipe