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Old-Fashioned Fudge Cake

 Old-Fashioned Fudge Cake
This simple one-layer cake has a nice texture, cuts well, is moist and the frosting is fast and easy to make. —Mary Schillinger, Woodstock, Georgia
6 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • FROSTING:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg, then egg white, beating well after each addition. Stir in
  • vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to the
  • creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each
  • addition. Stir in water until smooth. Pour into a greased and

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Old-Fashioned Fudge Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • floured 6-in. round baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from
  • pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the sugar, cream and
  • butter. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from
  • the heat; stir in marshmallows and chocolate chips until smooth.
  • Spread frosting over top and sides of cake. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 498 calories, 16 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 362 mg sodium, 85 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.