Friday, November 2, 2007

Favorite Chocolate Fudge Cake and frosting


2 1/2 Cups sifted flour
1/2 Cup Cocoa
1 Teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Cups Sugar
1/2 Cup Crisco shortening
2 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Cup of Buttermilk
1 Cup boiling Water

Mix all ingredients together except boiling water. Mix well, then add boiling water. Put batter in greased oblong pan and cook at 325 degrees for 40-45 minutes.

Frosting

2 Cups sugar
1/2 cup Milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 stick of butter
Chopped pecans if desired

In a pot bring all ingredients to a boil on medium heat, about 10 minutes or so. ( to soft ball stage) add nuts at this point if desired. Remove from heat and beat until right consistency.
(it will be thick but pourable and shiny) Pour over the warm cake.

A very dear lady used to make this cake for our office staff. It is a favorite of many, and never was a crumb left. This is an ideal cake for the chocolate lover. The frosting is so much like good fudge. Enjoy!

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