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Old Fashioned Chocolate Spice Cake

by , Updated April 23, 2017

This chocolate spice cake is made in one layer, and may be frosted or sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour



  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Butter and flour a 9-by-13-by-2-inch baking pan.
  3. In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, cream shortening with sugar until light. Add egg yolks and beat until fluffy.
  4. Sift together the sifted cake flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, salt, and spices. Add the orange peel to dry mixture. Add milk to creamed mixture alternately with the dry ingredients.
  5. Stir in the melted chocolate until well blended.
  6. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into the batter.
  7. Pour into the prepared baking pan and bake for 40 to 50 minutes.
  8. Frost with a buttercream or cream cheese frosting, top a dessert sauce, or dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.

Serves 16

Calories per serving: 391
Fat per serving: 16.4g

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