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       Title: First Prize Chocolate Cake
  Categories: Cakes, Chocolate
       Yield: 12 servings
     1/2 c  Butter or margarine
       4 oz Unsweetened chocolate
       2    Eggs
   1 3/4 c  Buttermilk
       2 ts Vanilla
   2 1/2 c  Self-rising flour; sifted *
       2 c  Sugar
            Dark chocolate frosting
            = * see note
   Preheat oven to 350. Grese and flour two 8-inch square
   baking pans or two 9-inch round baking pans.
   Combine butter and chocolate in small saucepan. Melt over
   low heat; remove pan from heat and set mixture aside to
   cool. Beat eggs in mixing bowl with electric mixer for
   about 2 minutes on medium speed. Blend in buttermilk and
   vanilla. Add flour and sugar to buttermilk mixture; beat
   until well blended. Stir in chocolate mixture. Pour batter
   into prepared pans.
   Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until cake begins to pull away
   from sides of pan and toothpick inserted in center comes
   out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes; remove from pans
   and cool completely on wire racks. Spread Dark Chocolate
   Frosting between layers. Spread sides and top of cake with
   remainign frosting.
   * NOTE: If using Martha White All-Purpose Flour, sift 3 3/4
   teaspoons baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt with flour.
   * DARK CHOCOLATE FROSTING 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or
   margarine 4 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate 4
   cups sifted confectioners' sugar (about 1 pound) 1/2 cup
   evaporated milk 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vnailla.
   Combine butter and chocolate in medium saucepan. Melt over
   low heat; remove pan from heat. Gradually blend in sugar,
   milk, salt, and vanilla. Beat until smooth.