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Chocolate Cake

This recipe is part of the recipe for Double Chocolate Bombe


1 cup sugar
1/3 cup shortening
2 eggs
1/3 cup water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease bottom and sides of 9-inch round baking pan. Add 2 to 3 teaspoons flour to pan. Gently tap side of pan to evenly coat bottom and sides with flour.
  2. Combine sugar and shortening in large bowl. Beat with electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy, scraping down side of bowl once. Add eggs, water and vanilla; beat well.
  3. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Add to shortening mixture; beat with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until cake tester or toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan.
  5. Loosen edge and remove to wire rack; cool completely.

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