Brown Beauty Cake
|Unsweetened chocolate square||2 Ounce, cut up (2 Square)|
|Boiling water||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Cake flour||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Soft shortening||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Buttermilk||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
Heat oven to 350° (mod.).
Grease and flour a square pan, 8x8x2".
Stir chocolate and boiling water until chocolate melts.
Spoon flour to overflowing into nested dry measuring cup and level off with straight-edged spatula, or sift if you wish.
Blend flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt.
Stir into chocolate mixture.
Beat 1 min. medium speed on mixer or 150 vigorous strokes by hand.
Scrape sides and bottom of bowl constantly.
Add remaining ingredients.
Beat 1 more min., scraping bowl frequently.
Pour into prepared pan.
Bake 35 to 40 min. or until cake tests done.
Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting.