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  1. 3 Unsweetened chocolate; -(1-oz) 1 c Very hot water 1 ts Red food coloring 1 1/2 ts Baking soda 2 c Granulated sugar 1/2 ts Salt 3 Eggs 1/2 c Shortening 2 1/2 c Sifted cake flour (sifted before measuring) 1 c Sour cream Recipe by: St. Louis Post-Dispatch 3/18/96 Grease and flour 1 (13-by-9-by-2 1/2-inch) pan or 3 (8-inch) cake pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine chocolate and hot water; stir until chocolate melts. Let cool, then add food coloring and baking soda. Stir and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar, salt, eggs and shortening until fluffy. Mix in a third of the flour, then 1/3 cup sour cream; repeat twice. Add chocolate mixture; beat about 2 minutes on medium speed of mixer. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake about 45 minutes for 13-by-9-inch pan (less for cake pans), or until toothpick

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  1. inserted near center of cake comes out clean. Remove from pans and let cool on rack before frosting. --


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