County Fair Chocolate Cake
- Combine chocolate, 1/2 cup milk, the well-beaten egg, and 2/3 cup sugar in saucepan. Cook over low heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Cool.
- Stir shortening to soften. Gradually add 1 cup sugar and cream together until light and fluffy. Add vanilla. Add remaining eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each.
- Sift flour, soda, and salt together 3 times. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with 2/3 cup milk, a small amount at a time. Beat after each addition until smooth. Blend in chocolate mixture.
- Bake in 2 paper-lined 9x12 inch round pans in moderate oven at 350 degrees, 25-30 minutes.