All-American Chocolate Cake (#2270)

Serves
Ready
10
1
Hours
Prep
Cook
30
Minutes
30
Minutes
Categories
Cakes Chocolate Desserts
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Ingredients

  • 4 oz Chocolate Unsweetened unsweetened
  • 1 cup Vegetable Shortening or 1/2 lb butter
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 4 large Eggs

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° f (180° c).
  2. In a small, heavy-bottomed pan, melt chocolate and shortening, stirring over low heat until smooth and melted.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. Add chocolate mixture, milk and eggs, beating until smooth.
  5. Spread mixture in two greased and floured 9 inch round cake pans.
  6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
  7. Cool in pans 5 minutes before turning out onto wire rack.
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