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
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.
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. And you can eat what you mix up." Erie
Sift the flour mixture into the mixing bowl.
Take shortening from cup with a rubber scraper.
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.