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Ingredients

3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
6 tablespoons cocoa
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups water
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons white vinegar
Frosting:
1 cup cold milk
1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding
8 ounces Cool Whip, thawed
2 teaspoons vanilla

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 9x13-inch pan. In mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Beat on low speed with electric mixer for one minute. Beat on medium speed one minute. Pour batter into prepared 9x13-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Frosting: In mixing bowl beat milk and pudding mix for two minutes. By hand mix in Cool Whip until thoroughly blended. Spread over cooled cake. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Mona Kruse
Milan



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