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       Title: Cream Cheese Chocolate Cake
  Categories: Cheese/eggs, Chocolate, Cakes/choc.
       Yield: 12 servings
       2 c  Cake flour; sifted              1 1/2 ts Baking soda
       1 ts Salt                                6 oz Cream cheese
     1/2 c  Vegetable shortening                2 ts Vanilla extract
       6 c  Confectioners' sugar; sifted      1/4 c  ;hot water
       4 oz Baking chocolate                  1/4 c  Vegetable shortening
       3 ea Eggs; large                       3/4 c  Milk
       1 tb Milk                           
   Sift the cake flour, baking soda, and salt together and set aside. Combine
   cream cheese, 1/2 c shortening and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Beat,
   with an electric mixer set on high, until light and fluffy. Add
   confectioners' sugar alternately with hot water and chocolate (melted and
   cooled to room temperature) to cream cheese mixture, beating well after
   each addition.  Blend until smooth. Remove 2 cups of the chocolate mixture
   and cover with plastic wrap. Reserve for frosting. Blend 1/4 cup shortening
   into remaining chocolate mixture. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well
   after each addition. Add dry ingredients alternately with 1/4 cup of milk,
   beating well after each addition.  Spread batter in 2 greased and waxed
   paper lined 9-inch round cake pans.  Bake in preheated 350 degree F. oven
   for 35 minutes or until cakes test done.  Cool in pans on racks for 10
   minutes.  Remove from pans; cool completely on racks. Blend 1 T milk into
   the reserved chocolate mixture for frosting. Place one layer on serving
   plate and spread with frosting.  Top with second layer and frost sides and
   top with remaining frosting.