Double Fudge Cake

Served right from the pan, this fudgy cocoa cake topped with an even fudgier chocolate frosting, is sure to be a hit at any picnics, potlucks, and gatherings that call for casual dining.



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Servings: 12
Prep Time: 20 mins
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Ingredients
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    2 1/4  cups 
    all-purpose flour
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    1/2  cup 
    unsweetened cocoa powder
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    1 1/2  teaspoons 
    baking soda
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    1   teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/2  cup 
    shortening
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    1   cup 
    granulated sugar
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    1   teaspoon 
    vanilla
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    3   
    egg yolks
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    1 1/3  cups 
    cold water
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    egg whites
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    3/4  cup 
    granulated sugar
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    Fudge Frosting (see recipe, below)
Fudge Frosting
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    1  5  ounce can 
    evaporated milk
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    1/2  cup 
    granulated sugar
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    2   tablespoons 
    margarine or butter
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    1 1/2  cups 
    semisweet chocolate pieces
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    1   tablespoon 
    light-colored corn syrup


Directions
1.
Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
2.
In a large mixing bowl beat shortening with an electric mixer on medium speed about 30 seconds or until softened. Add 1 cup sugar and vanilla; beat until combined. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each. Alternately add flour mixture and water, beating on low to medium speed after each addition just until combined. Thoroughly wash beaters.
3.
In a large mixing bowl beat egg whites on medium to high speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Fold 2 cups of the cocoa batter into the egg white mixture to lighten. Gently fold cocoa-egg white mixture back into remaining batter until combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.
4.
Bake in a 350 degree F oven about 40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Frost with Fudge Frosting. Makes 12 servings.
Fudge Frosting
1.
In a medium saucepan combine evaporated milk, sugar, and margarine or butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is boiling; boil 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; add chocolate pieces, stirring until melted. Add corn syrup; stir until combined. Use immediately.

Make Ahead Tip
  • Bake cake; cool completely and freeze (without frosting) up to 1 month. Thaw and frost before serving.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 471, Fat, total (g) 19, chol. (mg) 57, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 72, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 7, vit. A (RE) 113, sodium (mg) 389, calcium (mg) 71, iron (mg) 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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