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Chocolate Chip Cake

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Why I Love This Recipe

This is a nice "from scratch" cake with a frosting that tastes & feels like pudding.

Ingredients You'll Need

1/2 cup shortening
2 1/2 cups sugar -- divided
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla -- divided
2 1/4 cups sifted all purpose flour -- (or 2 1/2 cups & 1/2 tablespoon cake flour)
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/8 teaspoons salt -- divided
2 1/2 cups water -- divided
3 egg whites
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate -- divided
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon butter


Cream shortening, 1/2 cup sugar & 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla until fluffy.

Sift together flour, baking powder & 1 teaspoon salt & add alternately with 1cup water to creamed mixture.

Stiffly beat egg whites & fold into batter.

Grate 1 ounce chocolate & fold into batter.

Bake in 2 greased & floured 8-inch round layer pans at 350º for 30-35 minutes.

Cool 10 minutes in pans, then turn out onto wire racks & cool completely. Frost with Creamy Soft

Chocolate Frosting:

Mix 1 cup sugar & 1/8 teaspoon salt & cornstarch in saucepan.

Stir in 1 1/2 cup water. Cook & stir until thick & clear.

Combine 3 ounces chocolate & milk in top of double boiler. Cook until melted.

Add to cooked mixture. Add butter & 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Cool & spread.

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