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Black Midnight Cake
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  • 2-1/4 cups (525 ml) all purpose flour
  • 1-2/3 cups (400 ml) sugar
  • 2/3 cup (150 ml) cocoa
  • 1-1/4 tsp (6 ml). soda
  • 1 tsp (5 ml). salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml). baking powder
  • 1-1/4 cups (300 ml) water
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp (5 ml). vanilla
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees (175 C.).
  • Grease and flour 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan, or two 9 inch or 3 8 inch round layer pans.
  • Measure all ingredients into large mixer bowl.
  • 1/2 Blend minute on low speeed, scraping bowl constantly.
  • Beat 3 minutes high speed, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • Pour into pan(s).
  • Bake oblong about 45 minutes, layers 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool.

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