Favorite Chocolate Cake
|Shortening||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Sugar||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Unsweetened chocolate square||4 Ounce, melted (Four 1 Ounce Squares)|
|Sifted cake flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||1 Teaspoon|
|Buttermilk||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Water||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Vanilla extract||1 Teaspoon|
|Chocolate filling||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Chocolate frosting||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add chocolate, mixing well.
Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; gradually add to the chocolate mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
Add water, mixing well; stir in vanilla.
Line bottom of two greased 9-inch round cakepans with wax paper.
Pour batter evenly into pans; bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks.
Peel off wax paper.
Spread chocolate filling between layers.
Frost top and sides of cake with chocolate frosting.