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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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~ Coconut Chocolate Cake ~

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 t salt
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cup baking cocoa, unsweetened
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 t baking soda
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 t vanilla extract

~Icing~
1/2 cup margarine, room temperature
1/4 cup baking cocoa, unsweetened
6 T milk
1 lb (1 box) confectioners sugar**
(**about 3 3/4 cups unsifted)
1 t vanilla extract
2 cups flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease and flour a 13x9x2 inch baking pan. Sift flour, sugar,
and salt into a large bowl; set aside. In a small saucepan,
combine 1/2 cup margarine, shortening, 1/4 cup cocoa, and 1
cup water; bring to a boil. Pour mixture over the flour
mixture. Stir in buttermilk, baking soda, eggs, and vanilla.
Beat with a hand held mixer until smooth. Pour into prepared
pan. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes, or until cake springs back
when lightly touched with finger. Make icing while cake
is baking. For icing, combine margarine, cocoa, and milk
in a medium saucepan. Bring mixture just to a boil; remove
from heat. Add confectioners sugar and vanilla; beat with
a wooden spoon until smooth. Stir in coconut and pecans.
Spread over hot cake right out of the oven. Cool frosted
coconut chocolate cake in pan on a rack.

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For gift giving bake cake in a decorative disposable
aluminum covered pan. Leave baked cake in pan.
Embellish pan with ribbon. Add recipe card.


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