Semi-sweet chocolate cake

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
9 ounces Semisweet chocolate pieces; melted
2¾ cup Sifted cake flour
1 tablespoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Salt
¾ cup Vegatable or all-purpose shortening
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 cup Sugar
4 \N Eggs; well beaten
⅔ cup Water

Prepare 2 9-inch round cake pans; grease bottom of pan only; line with waxed paper cut to fit bottom; grease waxed paper.

Melt chocolate; set aside to cool.

Sift together: cake flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.

Cream together: shortening, and vanilla, until shortening is softened. Add sugar gradually, creaming until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time beating thoroughly after each addition. Stir in cooled chocolate.

Add water and dry ingredients in fourths, to creamed mixture. After each addition, beat only until smooth. Do not overbeat.

Bake at 325 for 30 to 35 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool and remove from pans.

Recipe by: CHICAGO CULINARY ARTS INSTITUTE 1950 Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 581 by ctlindab@... on Jan 23, 1998

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