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Best Chocolate Cake

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup water
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons butter or margarine
4 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups sifted confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Bring to a boil the 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 1/2 cup shortening,
water and 1/4 cup cocoa. Remove from heat and add flour, sugar,
1/2 cup milk and vinegar. Mix well. Then add: eggs, baking soda
and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix well until lumps are gone. Pour into
greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for
20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Combine in saucepan, 6 tablespoon butter or margarine, 4 tablespoons
milk and cocoa. Bring to rolling boil. Remove from heat and add 3
cups confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until smooth.
Spread on cooled cake. Makes 1 9 x 13 inch pan


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