Spiced chocolate cake

Spiced Chocolate Cake
4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
2/3 cup shortening
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon instant coffee
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup buttermilk
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
Melt chocolate; set aside to cool. Stir shortening to soften. Sift in flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cloves, cinnamon and coffee. Add 1 cup buttermilk and mix until flour is dampened. Beat vigorously for 2 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup buttermilk, eggs, chocolate and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes longer. Pour into greased and floured 13 by 9 by 2 inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, or until done. Cool; frost with your favorite 7 Minute Frosting.

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chocolate cherry upside down cake

Chocolate Cherry Upside Down Cake
1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup cooking oil
1/4 cup vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Spread pie filling evenly over bottom of greased 13 by 9 by 2 inch pan. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Add liquid to dry mixture all at once. Stir just to moisten. Pour batter evenly over pie filling. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; invert onto plate and cool.

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Chocolate fudge with nuts

Chocolate Fudge with Nuts

⅓ cup butter

3 squares unsweetened chocolate

¼ cup milk

3 cups confectioners sugar, sifted

pinch of salt

1 tsp. vanilla

¼ cup nuts, chopped

Melt butter and chocolate in saucepan. Add milk slowly, stirring continuously until well blended. Remove from heat.

Gradually beat in sugar. Stir in salt, vanilla, and nuts until thoroughly mixed.

Spread in greased 8 square pan. Chill. When firm, cut in 1 pieces.

Makes 64 1 pieces

From Best of Amish Cooking

By Phyllis Pellman Good

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One bowl chocolate cake

One Bowl Chocolate Cake
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
5 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup cooking oil
2 teaspoons vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups water
In large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, cocoa, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Add remaining ingredients; beat well. Pour into ungreased 9 by 13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.

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chocolate nuggets

Chocolate Nuggets
1 package devil’s food, Swiss or dark chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup cooking oil
2 eggs
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces
Pecan halves
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend cake mix, oil and eggs. Stir in chocolate pieces. Drop from a teaspoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Top each cookie with a pecan half. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until cookies test done with a toothpick. Cool on pan about 1 minute; remove to racks to finish cooling.
Makes 4 to 5 dozen.

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Chocolate kisses

Chocolate Kisses
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
3 egg whites
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/3 cup fine saltine cracker crumbs
1 cup chocolate chips, melted and cooled slightly
Sprinkle salt and cream of tartar on egg whites; beat with a rotary beater to a coarse foam; gradually add sugar and beat until stiff enough to hold a peak. Fold in cracker crumbs; fold in chocolate. Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes; remove cookies from paper. Store in covered container.
Makes 3 dozen.

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Chocolate chews, diabetic friendly recipe

This is my version of making it a bit more diabetic friendlier:

6 oz. Light cream cheese

4 tsp. Light cream

2 tsp. vanilla

5 tsp. chunky peanut butter

Use old fashion or low sugar peanut butter, even a almond butter if possible

1 package of diet chocolate pudding

Jell-O has a sugar free chocolate pudding that would work great

1 tsp. lemon juice

1/2 c. chopd walnuts

With a fork blend the first 6 ingredients together. Roll into tiny balls and roll in nuts. Store in freezer as they are better cold. Enjoy.