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Quick yellow cake and chocolate frosting

Dessert
9 servings
20 min
33 min
Very Easy

Ingredients

Number of serving: 9
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1 1/3 cups sugar

3 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup shortening

1 cup low-fat milk

1 teaspoon vanilla



Chocolate Frosting:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

2 tablespoons light corn syrup

4 cups powdered sugar

2 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate, melted

Preparation

  • Combine dry ingredients in bowl of electric stand mixer. Add shortening, milk and vanilla. Turn to low and mix about 1 minute.
  • Stop and scrape bowl. Add eggs. Continuing on low, mix about 30 seconds. Stop and scrape bowl. Increase speed to medium and beat about 1 minute.
  • Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 8- or 9- inch round baking pans.
  • Bake at 350 F for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes.
  • Remove from pans. Cool completely on wire rack. Frost, if desired.
  • Chocolate Frosting:
    Place butter in bowl of electric stand mixer. Turn mixer to medium-low and beat 1 1/2 minutes or until creamy. Stop and scrap bowl. Add corn syrup. Reduce speed to low and mix well. Stop and scrape bowl.
  • Continue mixing on low. Gradually add powdered sugar, mixing until blended. Turn speed to meidum-low and beat about 1 minute. Stop and scrape bowl. Reduce speed to low. Slowly add melted chocolate and mix about 1 1/2 minutes. Stop and scrape bowl. Turn speed to medium-low and beat about 1 minute.

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