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How to make it

  • Cake:
  • Place chocolate and water in top of double boiler
  • Cook adn stir until chocolate melts
  • Add 1/2 c. sugar
  • cook and stir 2 minutes
  • Cool to lukewarm.
  • Sift flour once
  • measure
  • add soda and salt and sift three times (yes, you have to do it three times!!!)
  • Cream butter and add 1 1/4 c of sugar gradually
  • cream together until light and fluffy
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly
  • Add vanilla and blend
  • Then add flour alternately with milk, beating after each addition until smooth
  • Add chocolate mixture
  • blend
  • Pour into one greased and floured 13 x 9" pan
  • Bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes.
  • Frosting:
  • Sitr all ingredients, except vanilla, together in heavy saucepan over low heat until chocolate melts
  • Bring to full rolling boil, stirring constantly
  • boil one minute
  • Off heat, beat until lukewarm
  • stir in vanilla and continue stirring until good spreading consistency.
  • (I put it in refrigerator for a minute or 2 when I get tired and then resume stirring)
  • Frost cooled cake
  • cut in squares and top each square with a cherry

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  • georgesgirlnumber1 9 years ago
    all in the family have tried the various shortcuts with this recipe and it just does not fly...you have to go all the way through and follow to the T. That sifting 3 times DOES make a difference.
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    " It was excellent "
    chef2 ate it and said...
    Wow wow is all I can say I rather fall into chocolate then love :>))))))))) Thak u
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  • georgesgirlnumber1 9 years ago
    yw!!
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  • organicmama 9 years ago
    It sounds good, thanks for sharing.
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