Here's the recipe for Mrs. Vik's Championship Fudge Cake
2 cups sifted cake flour
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 tsp. double-acting baking powder
3 squares melted
1 1/3 cup milk (add 2/3 cup twice)
3 eggs (2/3 cup)
1 tsp. vanilla
Combine flour, sugar, salt, soda and baking powder in mixing bowl. Add shortening, melted chocolate and 2/3 cup milk. Beat vigorously by hand or mixer (medium speed) for 2 minutes, scraping bowl often. Add eggs, 2/3 cup milk and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes. Pour into two 9" cake pans 1 1/2" deep, rubbed with shortening or lined with paper. Bake 35 - 40 minutes at 350˚. Cool 10 - 15 minutes, remove from pans and cool on wire cake rack.
Luscious Fudge Frosting: Mix 1/3 cup shortening, 1 egg, 3 cups sifted confectioners' sugar and 1/4 tsp. salt. Add 2 1/2 squares melted unsweetened chocolate and beat thoroughly. Add 5 tbsp. cream or top milk, one at a time while beating, beat until smooth and good spreading consistency.
Mocha Icing: Add 1 tbsp. instant coffee, dissolved in cream.
Mint Icing: Add 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. mint flavoring during final beating.