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Chocolate Midgets

Yield one 9- inch cake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup chocolate syrup
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped pecans

How to Make It

  1. Combine sugar, 1 cup flour, and baking powder; mix well and set aside.

  2. Combine butter and chocolate syrup in a heavy saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and cool. Gradually stir into flour mixture. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Dredge pecans in remaining 1/2 cup flour; stir into batter.

  3. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9-inch square pan. Bake at 350° for 55 to 60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; cut into squares to serve.

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