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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion


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~ Chocolate Shadow Cake ~

3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sifted cake flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
3/4 t salt
1 cup plus 2 T buttermilk
3 large eggs
1 t vanilla extract
Fluffy White Frosting (recipe below)
Chocolate Shadow (recipe below)

Preheat oven to 350F.
Cream butter until light and fluffy. Sift flour, sugar,
cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into butter.
Add 1 cup buttermilk and mix until all flour is moist.
Beat 2 minutes at low speed of electric handheld mixer.
Add remaining 2 tablespoons of buttermilk, eggs, and
vanilla, and bean an additional 3 minutes. Pour into 2
buttered and floured round layer cake pans. Bake for
35 - 40 minutes. Frost cake with Fluffy White Frosting
then drizzle Chocolate Shadow over the frosting, allowing
some of the chocolate mixture to run down
the sides of the cake.

~Fluffy White Frosting~
2 egg whites
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/8 t salt
1/3 cup water
2 t light corn syrup
1 t vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients except vanilla in the top of
a double boiler over boiling water. Beat with electric
mixer for about 7 minutes, or until mixture will stand
in stiff peaks. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

~Chocolate Shadow~
2 squares semisweet baking chocolate (2 oz)
2 t shortening

Melt chocolate and shortening together; cool slightly
then drizzle over frosted cake.

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Use wrapping paper to decoupage a plate. Place cake
on plate. Decoupaged plate is for decorative use only.
Wipe clean with damp cloth. Add recipe card.


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