Best Fudge Cake Recipe

3-1 oz. squares unsweetened chocolate

2/3 cup sugar

½ cup milk

1 large egg, beaten

½ cup shortening

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 large eggs

2 cups sifted cake flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

2/3 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two, 9” round cake pans.

Combine chocolate, 2/3 cup sugar, ½ cup milk and beaten egg in a saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat until the chocolate melts and the mixture thickens; cool.

Cream the shortening and 1 cup sugar together until fluffy and light. Add vanilla to the creamed mixture. Add 2 eggs, 1 at a time, to the creamed mixture, beating well after each egg. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add to the creamed mixture alternately with 2/3 cup milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture; beat after each addition. Blend in the chocolate mixture.

Put into prepared pans and bake for 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes then turn out onto cake racks to finish cooling. Cool completely before frosting.

“Baker’s Chocolate and Coconut Favorites”, General Foods Kitchens, 1962

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