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       Title: Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake with Cocoa Frost
  Categories: Cheesecakes, Chocolate
       Yield: 8 servings
       3 c  Flour
       2 c  Sugar
     1/2 c  Unsweetened cocoa powder
       2 ts Baking soda
       1 ts Salt
       2 c  Cold water
       1 c  Corn oil
       1 tb Vanilla
   1 1/2 c  Semisweet chocolate chips
     1/2 c  Plus 2 t unsalted butter
            Room temperature
       5 c  Powdered sugar
       8 tb (about) whole milk
   1 1/4 ts Vanilla
     3/4 c  Plus 3 t unsweetened cocoa p
   For Cake:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Butter and flour
   three 9-inch-diameter cake pans with 1-1/2-inch-high sides.
    Sift first 5 ingredients into medium bowl.  Mix water, oil
   and vanilla in large bowl. Whisk in dry ingredients.
   Divide batter among pans.  Sprinkle 1/2 cup chocolate chips
   over batter in each pan. Bake cakes until tester inserted
   into center comes out clean, about 25 minutes.  Cool cakes
   in pans on racks 15 minutes.  Cut around pan sides to
   loosen cakes. Turn cakes out; cool completely.
   For Frosting:  Beat butter in large bowl until fluffy.
   Gradualy beat in 3 cups sugar.  Beat in 6 tablespoons milk
   and vanilla.  Add cocoa and remaining 2 cups sugar; beat
   until blended, thinning with more milk if necessary.
   Place 1 cake layer, chocolate-chips side up, on platter.
   Spread 2/3 cup frosting over.  Top with second cake layer,
   chocolate-chips side up. Spread 2/3 cup frosting over.  Top
   with remaining cake layer, chocolate-chips side down.
   Spread frosting over sides and top of cake.