IN A MEDIUM SIZE BOWL
1cup of sugar
1/2 cup shortening or soft butter ( 1 stick)
1/4 cup oil
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp. baking pwd.
4 heaping tbsp. cocoa
1 ¼ cup flour
Cream well about 2 minutes at high speed
a shot of vanilla
3/4 cup of sour milk* or buttermilk then add 1/2 to above
mix in well at low speed, then add balance of liquid and mix in till smooth
Measure into 2 -8" baking pans and bake for 25 minutes( until there are no soft spots. About 25 minutes
** NOTE You may not have buttermilk or sour milk on hand
Here is a quick way to make it. Take liquid milk and add a shot of vinegar and a dash of salt and , You have sour milk !!