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Chocolate Valentine Cake
Post by Linda on Sep 22nd, 2002, 6:55pm

1 (8 ounce) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 cup melted butter
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 pounds sifted powdered sugar
1 1/2 cup milk
6 squares (6 ounce) unsweetened chocolate, melted & cooled
3 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1-2 teaspoon(s) milk

In a large bowl beat cream cheese, 3/4 cup butter and vanilla. Alternately beat in sugar and 1/4 cup milk. Stir in 4 squares melted chocolate. Save 3 1/2 cups mixture for frosting. Chill. Stir 2 squares melted chocolate into remaining mixture. Beat in 1/4 cup butter and the eggs. In medium bowl combine flour, soda and salt. Beat into chocolate mixture alternately with 1 1/4 cups milk. Turn into 2 greased and floured heart shaped pans or 9" x 1 1/2" round cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove; cool on wire racks. Let frosting stand at room temperature about 15 minutes. (If necessary stir in 1 to 2 teaspoons milk.) Frost cake and cool.

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