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Chocolate Fudge Cake

Ingredients - Cake
1/2 cup butter
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, broken up
2-1/2 cups flour
2-1/4 cups sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1-1/2 cups sour cream
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Ingredients - Frosting
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, broken up
1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sour cream
1/3 cup of milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
One 1-pound box confectioners sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
Garnish
Chocolate Curls
Berries

Cake:Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans. In a glass bowl, melt butter and chocolate together in microwave on high until melted and smooth, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes stirring halfway through. Set aside. Beat on slow speed the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt until blended. Add sour cream, eggs, 1 cup water, chocolate mixture and vanilla. Beat 30 seconds on low and until dry ingredients are moistened. Increase to medium, then beat 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pans. Bake for 40 minutes or until cake layers spring back when pressed. Cool layers in pans on rack 10 minutes. Remove cakes to rack to cool.

Frosting: In a small glass bowl, melt chocolate in microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Set aside. Beat shortening, butter, sour cream, milk, vanilla, salt, 1 cup of the sugar and the cocoa powder in a medium-size bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in remaining sugar and melted chocolate until thick and smooth. Place a cake layer on pedestal. Spread with about 2/3 cup frosting. Top with second layer; spread with about 2/3 cup more frosting. Top with remaining layer. Frost top and sides, swirling decoratively. Garnish with chocolate curls and berries.

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