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       Title: Old World Chocolate Cake
  Categories: Cheesecakes, Chocolate
       Yield: 12 servings
   1 1/2 c  Cake flour; sifted
   1 1/4 c  Sugar
     1/3 c  Cocoa; baking
       1 tb Instant coffee
   1 1/3 ts Baking soda
     3/4 ts Salt
     2/3 c  Vegetable shortening
       1 c  Buttermilk
       1 ts Vanilla extract
       2    Eggs; large
            Sweetened whipped cream:
       1 c  Heavy whipping cream
       2 tb Sugar
       1 ts Vanilla extract
   Sift the cake flour, sugar, cocoa, instant coffee, baking
   soda and salt together in a large mixing bowl.
   Add the shortening, 2/3 c of the buttermilk and vanilla.
   Beat with an electric mixer, set on medium speed, for 2
   minutes.  Add remaining 1/3 c of buttermilk and eggs. Beat,
   at medium speed, for 2 more minutes. Pour batter into 2
   greased 8-inch round cake pans.  Bake in a 350 degree F
   preheated oven for 30 minutes or until cakes test done.
   Cool in pans on racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans; and
   completely cool.  Place one cake layer on serving palte.
   Spread with Sweetened Whipped Cream.  Top with second cake
   layer. Frost cake with remaining Sweetened Whipped Cream.
   Refrigerate until serving time.
   SWEETENED WHIPPED CREAM: Chill mixing bowl and beaters.
   Place cream, sugar, and vanilla in chilled bowl. Beat with
   electric mixer, at high speed, until soft peaks form and
   mixture is of a spreading consistency. DO NOT overbeat. (If
   you do, you will have butter.)