179860 one-foot-in-the-fire fudge cake

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
⅓ cup Water
2 \N (1 oz.) sqs. unsweetened
\N \N Chocolate
⅔ cup Shortening
1¾ cup Sugar
2 \N Eggs
2½ cup All-purpose flour
1¾ teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Salt
1 cup Buttermilk
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
\N \N Fluffy White Filling
\N \N Chocolate Frosting
¼ cup All-purpose flour
1 cup Milk
½ cup Butter or margarine,
\N \N Softened
½ cup Shortening
1 cup Sugar
¼ teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
2 cups Sugar
2 \N (1 oz.) sqs. unsweetened
\N \N Chocolate
½ cup Milk
½ cup Butter or margarine
½ teaspoon Vanilla extract



Combine water and chocolate in a small heavy saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate melts. Remove from heat; cool. Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Add cooled chocolate and vanilla; mix just until blended.

Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9 inch round cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 17 to 19 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks. Spread Fluffy White Filling between layers. Spread Chocolate Frosting on top and sides of cake.

Yield: one 3-layer cake. Place flour in a small saucepan; gradually stir in milk. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat; cool, stirring occasionally. Cream butter and shortening; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add salt, vanilla, and flour mixture; beat until smooth.

Yield: about 4 cups. Combine first 4 ingredients in a heavy saucepan; cook over low heat until chocolate and butter melt, stirring constantly. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cool thoroughly. Beat at high speed of an electric mixer until of spreading consistency. Immediately spread on cake.

Yield: enough for one 3-layer cake. Submitted By BARRY WEINSTEIN On 08-01-95

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