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German Chocolate Delight


      2 c  sugar

    1/2 c  American cocoa

      1 c  buttered flavored shortening

      3    eggs

      1 t  salt

      3 c  flour,sifted

      1 c  milk

      1 T  dark vinegar

      1 T  vanilla

      1 t  baking soda

    2/3 c  hot tap water

           cooking spray such as Pam


      4 c  powdered sugar

      1 c  butter flavored shortening

    1/4 c  walnuts,chopped

      1 T  vanilla

    2/3 c  coconut,chopped

    1/3 c  american cocoa

    1/3 c  milk

    1/4 c  walnuts,chopped - garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and generously spray 4 - 8" baking pans

with cooking spray.


With electric mixer, cream together sugar, cocoa, shortening, salt,

eggs & vanilla.  Beat mixture 3 minutes.  Add vinegar to milk to sour,

add to mixture & beat 1 minute.  Add sifted flour & beat for 3 minutes.

Dissolve baking soda in hot tap water & add to batter, beat for 1



Pour batter equally into baking pans and bake for 30-35 minutes.

Remove pans from oven & place on cooling racks for 30 minutes before

icing the layers.


ICING: With mixer combine powdered sugar, shortening, 3/4 cup walnuts,

vanilla, milk, cocoa & coconut & beat for 2 minutes.  Place each layer

on cake plate one at a time, distributing the icing evenly on top of

each layer.  Garnish the top layer with remaining walnuts.

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