Combine 1/4 cup sugar, cocoa, 1/2 cup milk, and 1 egg yolk in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Set aside.
Cream shortening; add remaining 1 cup sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Combine flour and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with remaining milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix well after each addition. Add cocoa mixture; mix well.
Dissolve soda in hot water; add to creamed mixture. Mix well. Stir in vanilla.
Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 8-inch round cake pans. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely. Spread frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake.
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