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1/4 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 c. Swans Down Flour, sifted
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. thick sour cream
1/2 c. boiling water
1/2 sq. chocolate
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla


Cream shortening, add sugar gradually. Continue creaming until mixture is light and fluffy. Add beaten eggs. Beat mixture thoroughly. Sift together 3 times flour, baking powder, salt, and add alternately with sour cream to butter mixture. Pour the boiling water into the melted chocolate. Add soda to chocolate and stir until thick. Cool slightly before adding to cake batter. Add vanilla and pour into 2 medium size layer cake pans. Bake in moderate 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.

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