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Best Chocolate Cake with Fudge Frosting

2 c Flour
2 c Sugar
1/2 c Shortening
3/4 c Water
3/4 c Buttermilk
1 ts Baking soda
1 ts Salt
1 ts Vanilla
1/2 ts Baking powder
2 Eggs
4 oz Unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled

Fudge Frosting:

2 c sugar
1/2 c shortening
3 oz unsweetened chocolate
2/3 c milk
1/2 t salt
2 t vanilla
Heat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 13 x 9 x 3 pan, 3 8" round pans or 2 9" round pans.

Beat together the flour, sugar, shortening, water, buttermilk, baking soda, salt, vanilla, baking powder, eggs, and chocolate in a large bowl on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes, scraping bowl constantly. Pour into pan(s).

Bake for 40-45 minutes (rectangle pan) or 30-35 minutes (round pans), or until wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for about 10 minutes then remove from pans. Cool completely before frosting.

Fudge Frosting:
Mix together the sugar, shortening, chocolate, milk, and salt in a 2 1/2 quart saucepan.

Heat to a rolling boil, stirring occasionally. Boil 1 minute without stirring. Place saucepan in a bowl of ice and water. Beat until frosting is smooth and of spreading consistency. Add the vanilla.

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