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Cake Ingredients

1 bar German's sweet chocolate
2 cups sugar
1 cup shortening
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. butter flavoring
1 cup buttermilk
3 cup sifted flour
1/2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt

Directions for Cooking Cake

Partially melt chocolate over hot water. Remove and stir rapidly until melted. Cool. Cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs, flavorings, and buttermilk. Sift together flour, soda, and salt; add to shortening. Mix well. Blend in chocolate. Pour into a well-greased and well-floured 9-inch tube pan. Bake at 300 degrees for 90 minutes. Remove from pan while still hot and place under tightly fitting cover until thoroughly cooled. Serve plain or with the following glaze or frosting.

Ingredients & Directions for German's sweet chocolate glaze

1 bar German’s sweet chocolate
1 tbsp shortening
1/4 cup water
1 cup sifted confectioner's sugar
dash salt
1/2 tsp vanilla

Melt chocolate and shortening in water; mix in remaining ingredients.

Ingredients & Directions for German chocolate frosting

2 bars German’s sweet chocolate
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup water
dash salt
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups confectioner's sugar

Melt chocolate and butter in water. Stir in salt, vanilla, and confectioner’s sugar.