chocolate-bundt-cake-1A chocolate lover’s dream come true; rich, moist chocolate cake drizzled with chocolate glaze. Yummy!

1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1-1/2 cups buttermilk*
1-1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
Chocolate Glaze (recipe below)

1. Generously grease and flour a 12 cup Bundt pan. Set aside. In a large mixer bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt; blend well.

2. Add the eggs, shortening, buttermilk and vanilla extract. Beat on low speed of electric mixer for 1 minute, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into prepared Bundt pan.

3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack and cool completely. Drizzle with Chocolate Glaze. Makes 12 to 16 servings.

Chocolate Glaze:

In a small saucepan over high-heat, bring 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 cup water to a full rolling boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved; remove from heat. Immediately add 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips. Stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Cool until slightly thickened.

* If buttermilk is unavailable use 1-1/2 tablespoons vinegar plus enough milk to equal 1-1/2 cups.

Emily

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