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Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

3/4 cup butter or margarine
1 2/3 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup cocoa
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups water

2 cups chocolate chips
2 cups powdered sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk

Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans or
one 13x9x2-inch baking pan. In large mixer bowl, combine butter,
sugar, eggs and vanilla. Beat on high speed 3 minutes. Combine
flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add alternately
with water to butter mixture. Blend just til combined. Pour into
prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or til wooden pick inserted
in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool
completely; frost. Serves 8 to 10.

In small microwave-safe bowl, place chocolate chips. Microwave on
high 1 1/2 minutes; stir. Microwave on high additional 30 seconds
or til melted and smooth when stirred. (Chips may also be melted
in pan over warm water). Gradually add powdered sugar and evaporated
milk, beating til smooth. About 2 1/2 cups frosting.


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