Cape Cod Chocolate Cake

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1 3/4 c Cake flour
2 ts Baking powder
1/4 ts Soda
1 ts Salt
1 1/2 c Sugar
1/2 c Shortening
1 c Plus 2 T evaporated milk
2 Unbeaten eggs
2 Squares melted chocolate
1 ts Vanilla


Stir flour, baking powder, soda, salt and sugar into a mixing bowl. Drop shortening and milk into dry ingredients. Do not dilute the evaporated milk, use full strength. Beat, beat, beat for about 2 minutes on low speed in an electric mixer. Add eggs and melted chocolate. Lastly add vanilla. Beat all together for 1 minute. Scrape down and beat again for another minute. Turn into two layer cake pans and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Frost with butter cream frosting to which 1/2 c walnuts, chopped fine have been added.