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If you like chocolate, you'll love this cake. It is definitely worth the preparation time.



  • For cake, heat oven to 325ºF. Grease and flour 10-inch tube pan.
  • Combine 1-3/4 cups shortening, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Beat at low speed of electric mixer until blended, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 6 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Mix in dry ingredients alternately with milk, beating after each addition until batter is smooth. Stir in 1 cup of chocolate chips. Spoon into pan.
  • Bake at 325ºF for 75 to 85 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack 20 minutes. Invert onto serving dish. Cool completely.
  • For glaze, combine 1 cup chocolate chips, 1/4 cup shortening and corn syrup in top part of double boiler over hot, not boiling water. Stir until just melted and smooth. Cool slightly. (Or place mixture in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 50% [Medium] for 1 minute 15 seconds. Stir. Repeat at 15 second intervals, if necessary, until just melted and smooth. Cool slightly.) Spoon over cake. Let stand until glaze is firm.
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