---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05
  Categories: Cakes
       Yield: 24 Servings
            -Olivia Evans vprj01a-
       6 oz Unsweetened chocolate
       4 c  Flour
       3 c  Sugar
       1 tb Baking powder
       2 ts Salt
   1 1/3 c  Shortening
       2 c  Milk
       6    Eggs; well beaten
   2 1/2 ts Vanilla
     3/4 c  Nuts; finely chopped
            Confectioners' sugar
      Preheat oven to 325~.  Melt chocolate and set aside to cool. Combine
   flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large mixer bowl. Add Crisco,
   cooled chocolate, and 1 1/2 cup milk. Blend on low speed. Beat for 2
   minutes at medium speed, scrape sides of bowl frequently.
      Blend in beaten eggs, remaining milk and vanilla. Continue beating for 2
   minutes, stir in chopped nuts. Turn batter into a greased and floured
   10-inch tube pan; spread evenly. Tap pan lightly on a table or counter top
   to break up any large air bubbles. Bake at 325~ for 1 hour and 45 minutes
   or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake for 20
   minutes in pan on a rack, remove from pan, and cook cake completely on
   rack. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.