Heat oven to 350°.

Grease and flour 13-inch oblong pan.

Sift together into mixing bowl

1 3/4 cups sifted Gold

Medal Flour 1 1/3 cups sugar 1 teaspoon soda 1 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons cocoa

Add

1/2 cup soft shortening 1 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat vigorously for 2 minutes (300 strokes). You can use an electric mixer if you scrape the sides down often. Use medium speed.

Add

2 eggs

Beat 2 more minutes.

Scrape batter together and be sure it is all blended.

Pour into prepared pan.

Bake 40 to 45 minutes.

Cool on rack.

Ice, in or out of pan, with Quick Fudge Icing (page 22).

Baking is as much fun as my chemistry set

"Baking is as much fun as my chemistry set. And you can eat what you mix up." Erie

Sift the flour mixture into the mixing bowl.

Sift the flour mixture into the mixing bowl.

Take shortening from cup with a rubber scraper.

Take shortening from cup with a rubber scraper.

Scrape down sides of mixing bowl often.

Scrape down sides of mixing bowl often.

It's easy, and good, too, when you make it with Betty Crocker Chocolate Devils Food Cake Mix.

It's easy, and good, too, when you make it with Betty Crocker Chocolate Devils Food Cake Mix.

Grandma's Chocolate Layer Cake