Melt in a small bowl over hot water-
- 2 squares (2 oz) baking chocolate
Sift together into mixing bowl-
- 1 ¾ C. sifted cake flour
- 1 ¼ C. sugar
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- ½ C. shortening
- 1 C. sour milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 unbeaten eggs
Stir together well, then beat vigorously with a spoon for 2 minutes or until batter looks smooth.
Scrap down the bowl and spoon or beaters occasionally.
Add melted chocolate and beat just until blended.
Spread batter in prepared pans.
Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes