---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02
  Categories: Cakes, Chocolate, Fruits
       Yield: 12 servings
 ---------------------------------BASIC CAKE---------------------------------
       1 c  Unsweetened Cocoa
       2 c  Boiling water
       1 c  Melted butter
   2 1/2 c  Sugar
       4    Eggs
       2 ts Vanilla
   2 1/3 c  Unsifted cake flour
       2 ts Baking soda
     1/2 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Salt
 -------------------------STRAWBERRY COCOA SHORTCAKE-------------------------
       1 c  Heavy whipping cream
       2 tb Powdered sugar
     1/2 ts Vanilla
            Strawberries for garnish
       2 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate
   Mix cocoa with boiling water, stirring with wire whip
   until smooth. Cool in refrigerator while preparing
   other ingredients. In large mixer bowl, beat butter
   with sugar, eggs, and vanilla on high speed 5 minutes.
   Sift flour with baking soda, baking powder and salt.
   On low speed, add dry ingredients alternately with
   cocoa and liquid, starting and ending with flour. (Do
   not overbeat.) Divide batter into 2 round pans (9 x 1
   1/2") lined with buttered waxed paper. Bake at 350~
   for 30-35 minutes or until cake tests dry with a
   toothpick. Cool in pans for 10 minutes; remove cake
   and cool on racks. Use 1 layer of cake for Great
   Strawberry Chocolate Shortcake dessert. The second
   layer may be frozen for other great chocolate
   desserts- or the 2 layers may be frosted together. For
   shortcake: Whip cream with powdered sugar and vanilla.
   Spread over top of 1 layer of cake. Arrange fresh
   strawberries on top. Melt chocolate and drizzle over
   berries. Chill to firm chocolate. Makes 8 servings.