All-American Chocolate Cake
Cuisine: American
Author: Marion Cunningham
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 Cup shortening or 1/2 pound butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 Cups cake flour
  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small, heavy-bottomed pan, melt chocolate and shortening, stirring over low heat until smooth and melted. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  3. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add chocolate mixture, milk and eggs, beating until smooth.
  4. Spread mixture in two greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. Bake for 30-to-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
  5. Cool in pans 5 minutes before turning out onto wire rack.
  6. Decorate with Satiny Chocolate Frosting.
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