Best chocolate cake with fudge frosting

Yield: 12 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Flour
2 cups Sugar
½ cup Shortening
¾ cup Water
¾ cup Buttermilk
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Sale
1 teaspoon Vanilla
½ teaspoon Baking powder
2 Eggs
4 ounces Unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
Fudge frosting (see below)
Fudge Frosting

1. Heat oven to 350F.

2. Grease and flour 13 x 9 x 3 pan, 3 8" round pans or 2 9" round pans.

3. Beat all ingredients except fudge frosting in a large bowl on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes, scraping bowl constantly. Pour into pan(s).

4. Bake for 40-45 minutes (rectangle pan) or 30-35 minutes (round pans), or until wooden pick comes out clean. Cool rounds 10 min.; remove from pans. Cool completely. Frost.

====================================================================== 2 c sugar ½ c shortening 3 oz unsweetened chocolate ⅔ c milk ½ t salt 2 t vanilla Mix all ingredients except vanilla in a 2½ quart saucepan. Heat to a rolling boil, stirring occasionally. Boil 1 minute without stirring. Place saucepan in a bowl of ice and water. Beat until frosting is smooth and of spreading consistency; add vanilla.

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