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  Categories: Cakes
       Yield: 24 Servings
     3/4 c  Shortening
       2 x  Eggs
   1 3/4 c  Flour
       1 ts Baking soda
       1 c  Milk
   1 1/4 c  Sugar
       1 ts Vanilla
     1/2 c  Cocoa powder
     1/2 ts Salt
 -------------------------------VANILLA CREME-------------------------------
     1/4 c  Flour
     1/2 c  Milk
     1/4 c  Butter or margarine
     1/4 c  Shortening
       2 ts Vanilla
     1/4 ts Salt
       4 c  Powdered sugar
   Preheat oven to 375 degrees         Cooking time: 20-25 minutes Cream
   shortening and sugar in large bowl; Add eggs and vanilla; blend well.
   Combine dry ingredients; add alternately with milk to creamed mixture. Fill
   24 cupcake cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake for the 20-25 minutes. Cool
   completely. Prepare Vanilla Creme. Cut a 1 1/2 inch cone from the top of
   cupcake. Fill; replace cone. Swirl filling over top if desired. you can use
   a pastry tube with an open star tip, insert into center of cupcake and
   squeeze gently til cupcake peaks. VANILLA CREME: Combine flour and milk in
   sauce pan. Cook over low heat. Stirring constantly with wire whisk until
   mixture thickens and begins to boil. Remove from heat and chill. Cream
   butter and shortening in large bowl; blend in vanilla, salt and chilled
   flour mixture. Gradually add the 4 cups of powdered sugar; beat to
   spreading consistency.