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CANDY CORN CHOCOLATE CAKES

2 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cocoa
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup hot water
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Buttercream Frosting (see below)

Beat first 6 ingredients in a large bowl at medium speed with an
electric mixer until blended. Stir in buttermilk.

Stir together 1 cup hot water and baking soda; stir into batter.
Stir in vanilla. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round
cakepans.

Bake at 350F for 30 to 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted
in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes;
remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.

Freeze layers 30 minutes. Cut each layer into 8 wedges.

Pipe frosting on top and sides of cake wedges to resemble candy
corn. Using a medium star tip, pipe white frosting on the small
end of each cake, yellow frosting on center, and orange on wide
end. Yield: 16 servings.


BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 (2-pound) package powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Orange paste food coloring
Yellow paste food coloring

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy;
gradually add powdered sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add
milk, beating until spreading consistency. Stir in vanilla.

Stir orange food coloring into 1 1/2 cups frosting. Stir yellow
food coloring into 1 1/4 cups frosting. Yield: 3 1/2 cups.

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