Best Chocolate Cake With Fudge Frosting

Abhinav Goswami at Pexels

Ingredients & Directions

2 c Flour
2 c Sugar
1/2 c Shortening
3/4 c Water
3/4 c Buttermilk
1 ts Baking soda
1 ts Sale
1 ts Vanilla
1/2 ts Baking powder
2 Eggs
4 oz Unsweetened chocolate,
-melted and cooled
Fudge frosting (see below)

1. Heat oven to 350F.

2. Grease and flour 13 x 9 x 3 pan, 3 8″ round pans or 2 9″ round

3. Beat all ingredients except fudge frosting in a large bowl on low
speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed
for 3 minutes, scraping bowl constantly. Pour into pan(s).

4. Bake for 40-45 minutes (rectangle pan) or 30-35 minutes (round
pans), or until wooden pick comes out clean. Cool rounds 10 min.;
remove from pans. Cool completely. Frost.

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Fudge Frosting

2 c sugar 1/2 c shortening 3 oz
unsweetened chocolate 2/3 c milk 1/2 t salt 2 t vanilla

Mix all ingredients except vanilla in a 2 1/2 quart saucepan. Heat to
a rolling boil, stirring occasionally. Boil 1 minute without
stirring. Place saucepan in a bowl of ice and water. Beat until
frosting is smooth and of spreading consistency; add vanilla.

12 Servings

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