Mix flour, soda, salt and sugar into food processor.
Pulse with metal blade; set aside.
Cream shortening in mixer until soft.
Add sifted dry ingredients and 3/4 cups milk.
Mix till well blended.
Add vanilla, eggs, and melted chocolate, and remaining milk.
Beat 1 minute longer.
Pour into well greased and floured 2 9-inch layer pans.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
Set on wire rack for 5 minutes then invert; poke holes with fork all over one side of cake and pour rum on both layers.
Let rest for 30 minutes or overnight.
Then frost with Creamy Chocolate Frosting.
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