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RECIPE of the WEEK

October 30, 2002

HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE BIRTHDAY CAKE

My 8-year-old daughter Elizabeth loves this recipe!

1 3 /4 cup sugar
2 /3 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1 /2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 /2 cup cocoa
1 /2 cup boiling water
2 1 /2 cup sifted flour

Cream sugar and shortening until fluffy; add eggs and beat well. Add vanilla. Sift together the flour, soda, and salt. Add alternately with buttermilk. Make a heavy smooth paste of the cocoa and the boiling water. Cool slightly. Then add and beat well. Pour into prepare 15 X 10 inch pan and bake about 35 minutes or until done.

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