Walnut Cocoa Cake
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½ cup shortening
Cream shortening and sugar together in bowl until light. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add honey and 2 teaspoons orange peel, beating until light and creamy.
Sift 1/3 cup cocoa and next 5 dry ingredients together. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Stir in ¾ cup walnuts.
Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch layer pans. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until cake tests done. Let stand for 5 minutes. Turn onto wire racks to cool.
Combine ¼ cup cocoa and butter in mixer bowl. Add powdered sugar and cream, beating until smooth. Stir in vanilla and ½ teaspoon orange peel, mixing well. Spread between layers and over top and sides of cake. Pat remaining ½ cup walnuts around side of cake.
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