Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

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2 c Self-rising flour
2 c Sugar
1 c Water
1/4 c Shortening
4 oz Melted unsweetened chocolate (cooled)
1 ts Vanilla
2 Eggs
3/4 c Dairy sour cream
1/4 ts Soda
Sour Cream Frosting


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour pans. Measure all ingredients except icing in a large mixing bowl. Mix 1/2 minute on low speed, scraping bowl constantly. Beat 3 minutes high speed, scraping bowl occasionally.

Pour into pans. Bake layers 30-35 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly with finger. Cool.