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    Black Midnight Cake

    Source of Recipe

    A TNT fav recipe.

    List of Ingredients

    1/2 cup shortening
    1 1/4 cups sugar
    2 eggs
    1/2 cup cocoa -- baking type
    1 cup cold water
    1 3/4 cups cake flour -- or 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon vanilla -- optional

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 2) 8-inch cake pans or 1) 9-inch square baking pan.

    Cream together shortening and sugar until fluffy. Beat in thoroughly eggs.

    Blend together cocoa and cold water.

    Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

    Add flour mixture and cocoa water mixture alternately into creamed sugar mixture.

    Pour batter into prepared pan(s) and bake 30 to 35 minutes for layers and 35 to 45 minutes for square baking pan.

    Frost with favorite chocolate frosting or for a striking cake, frost with a snowy white frosting.

    Serves 8.





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