Grease a tube pan (as in an angel food cake pan) or two bread pans.
1 cup margarine (2 sticks)
1/2 cup Crisco
3 cups sugar
Mix the above in large bowl, then add:
5 eggs, one at a time, cream well, and
1 cup milk.
Sift together, then stir into the creamed sugar mixture . . .
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
4T. (or 1/4 cup) cocoa
Finally, add . . .
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Pour into prepared baking pan(s). Bake at 325 degrees approximately 1 1/2 hours. Allow cake to cool completely, then frost with your favorite icing, or sauce. You ought to like this fabulous, easy, won't stick to waxed-paper-for-lunchboxes recipe for the frosting.
SUPERB, EASY CHOCOLATE FROSTING
Melt in a medium saucepan, stirring often
. . .
1 stick margarine
2 squares chocolate
After cooling a bit, alternately stir in (an electric mixer is good) . . .
1 box powdered sugar (or more, you will reach the correct consistency only by trial and error) and
5 TBS. milk (or more, see above advice)
That's it; this is a wonderful frosting, sets up quickly. If too thin, add more powdered sugar, if too thick, add more milk. You'll love it.