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       Title: Perfect Chocolate Cake with Perfect Chocolate Frosting
  Categories: Cheesecakes, Chocolate
       Yield: 20 servings
       1 c  Cocoa
       2 c  Boiling water
       1 c  Margarine
   2 1/2 c  Sugar
       4    Eggs
   2 3/4 c  Flour
       2 ts Baking soda
     1/2 ts Salt
   1 1/2 ts Vanilla
       1 c  Whipping cream
       1 ts Vanilla extract
     1/4 c  Powdered sugar
       6 oz Semisweet chocolate
     1/2 c  Half and half
     3/4 c  Butter
   2 1/2 c  Powdered sugar
   Recipe by: Southern Living Five Star Recipe
   Perfect Chocolate Cake: Combine cocoa and boiling water,
   stirring until smooth; set aside.
   Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well.  Add eggs,
   one at a time. Combine flour, soda, baking powder, and salt
   in bowl; add to mixture alternately with cocoa mixture.
   Stir in vanilla. Use two 10 pans.  Bake 350 degrees for 30
   ~ 40 minutes.
   Beat whipping cream and vanilla until foamy; gradually add
   powdered sugar.  Makes 1 cup.
   Combine first three ingredients in saucepan; cook until
   chocolate melts.  Remove from heat; add powdered sugar.
   Set pan in ice, and beat until frosting holds it shape and
   loses it gloss.  Add a few more drops of half/half if
   needed to make spreading consistency.  Makes 2 1/2 cups