This recipe is from Shirley McNevich's Mom's Best Recipes Vol 5. Published here with her permission.
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(by Shirley McNevich)
6 squares Baker's semi-sweet chocolate
1 1/2 sticks butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups water
In a microwave safe bowl add chocolate squares and butter--microwave on
high for 2 minutes. Remove bowl from microwave and stir--return to
microwave if needed until all chocolate has melted--stir. In a mixer add
melted chocolate mixture, white sugar--beat. Add eggs--beat. Add vanilla--
beat. Add 1/2 cup of the flour--beat. Add baking soda and salt--beat. Add
water and 2 more cups flour--beat until smooth. Pour batter into a greased 9
x 13 cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes--test with a toothpick
for doneness. Cool and frost as desired.