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Ingredients

3 squares unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup margarine
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

FROSTING:
1 square unsweetened chocolate
1 tablespoon margarine
3 tablespoons skim milk
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar, or more if needed

Instructions

Melt 3 squares chocolate and 1/2 cup margarine together over low heat. Set aside. Beat eggs until foamy; add sugar and beat well. Add chocolate mixture, beating until smooth. Add flour and salt. Beat. Add vanilla. Beat. Stir in chopped nuts, if desired.

Pour into greased glass 9x13-inch pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Frost carefully while hot.

For frosting: Melt 1 square unsweetened chocolate and 1 tablespoon margarine together over low heat. Add skim milk and powdered sugar. Add more sugar if needed to make smooth frosting.

Jane Grahlmann
Rock Island



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