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Chocolate Holiday Cake

Chocolate Holiday CakeDon’t let the length and steps of this recipe scare you. It’s simple…and the fudgy…

Chocolate Holiday Cake

Chocolate Holiday Cake

Ingredients

CAKE: 1/2 cup butter, cubed 1/2 cup vegetable oil 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate 1 cup water 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 large eggs, beaten 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract FILLING: 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup raisins, chopped 1/2 cup chopped dates 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup chopped pecans CHOCOLATE ICING: 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup sour cream Dash salt Whipped cream, optional

Directions

In a small saucepan, combine butter, oil and chocolate.

Cook over low heat, stirring until chocolate melts.

Add water; cool 15 minutes.

In a bowl, combine the remaining cake ingredients and beat well.

Fold chocolate mixture into batter.

Pour into two greased and floured 8-in.

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round baking pans.

Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes outs clean.

Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

Meanwhile, for filling, combine the milk, sugar and water in a small saucepan.

Cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.

Add raisins and dates.

Cook and stir until thickened, about 5 minutes.

Remove from the heat; add vanilla and nuts.

Cool.

For frosting, melt chips; add vanilla and nuts.

Cool.

Stir in sour cream and salt; beat with a spoon until smooth.

Cool 5 minutes or until frosting achieves spreading consistency.

Place one cake layer on a serving plate.

Spread with filling; top with second cake.

Frost top and sides of cake.

Chill for 1 hour before serving.

Garnish with whipped cream if desired.

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