one 3-layer cake

How to Make It

Step 1

Dissolve yeast in warm water in a small bowl: set aside.

Step 2

Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add melted chocolate; beat well.

Step 3

Combine flour and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix well after each addition. Stir in yeast mixture and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Step 4

Dissolve soda in hot water; add to refrigerated batter, and stir until well combined.

Step 5

Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 8-inch cake pans. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove layers from pans, and let cool completely.

Step 6

Spread Chocolate Icing between layers and on top and sides of cooled cake.

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