Cape Cod Chocolate Cake
Plus 2 T evaporated milk
Squares melted chocolate
Stir flour, baking powder, soda, salt and sugar into a mixing bowl.
Drop shortening and milk into dry ingredients. Do not dilute the
evaporated milk, use full strength. Beat, beat, beat for about 2
minutes on low speed in an electric mixer. Add eggs and melted
chocolate. Lastly add vanilla. Beat all together for 1 minute. Scrape
bown and beat again for another minute. Turn into two layer cake
pans and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Frost with butter cream
frosting to which 1/2 c walnuts, chopped fine have been added. This
cake is a favorite of mine and is tried and true.
Boston Globe, from the Living Pages, c 1974