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Chocolate Cake
Chef:  Connie M. Terry - Ellsworth, KS          Category:  Desserts

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup boiling water
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup whipping cream

Directions: Cream sugar and shortening, add eggs. Add flour, cocoa and buttermilk. Mix . Put in soda and pour hot water over top. Mix into dry mixture. Put in a 9x13 inch pan and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. For caramel frosting, mix together and cook brown sugar and whipping cream over medium heat unti soft ball stage. Remove from heat and stir until thick. Spread on cake.

Notes: This cake is a family recipe I learned from my Mother when I was young. We baked this cake from memory at home and I still do when I make it.