So, my final, chocolatey entry for Valentine's Day is Chocolate Fudge Cake. Grandma's notes say it's an "Old Time recipe" and that it's "V. Good". Our oven is in need of repair, so sadly, I won't be testing it this week, but you can be sure I'll try it out in the near future.
Chocolate Fudge Cake
2 1/2 C Flour 2/3 C Shortening
1 tsp. Soda 1 C Sugar
1/2 tsp. Salt 3 Eggs
4 oz. Choc. or 1/2 C Cocoa 1 tsp. Vanilla
1 1/2 C Milk
3/4 C Brown Sugar
Sift flour, soda & salt. Heat chocolate & milk & add Brown Sugar and heat until smooth - add 1 tsp. Vanilla. Cream shortening and sugar & add eggs, then add dry ingredients alternately.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
Note: use either squares of baking chocolate or unsweetened cocoa powder. There is no mention of cake pan size, nor did I find a frosting recipe.