Best Chocolate Cake with Fudge Frosting
2 c Flour
2 c Sugar
1/2 c Shortening
3/4 c Water
3/4 c Buttermilk
1 ts Baking soda
1 ts Salt
1 ts Vanilla
1/2 ts Baking powder
4 oz Unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
2 c sugar
1/2 c shortening
3 oz unsweetened chocolate
2/3 c milk
1/2 t salt
2 t vanilla
Heat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 13 x 9 x 3 pan, 3 8" round pans
or 2 9" round pans.
Beat together the flour, sugar, shortening, water, buttermilk,
baking soda, salt, vanilla, baking powder, eggs, and chocolate in a
large bowl on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.
Beat on high speed for 3 minutes, scraping bowl constantly. Pour
Bake for 40-45 minutes (rectangle pan) or 30-35 minutes (round
pans), or until wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out
clean. Cool for about 10 minutes then remove from pans. Cool
completely before frosting.
Mix together the sugar, shortening, chocolate, milk, and salt in a 2
1/2 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 the vanilla.