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Yield 2 9” layers   1 Piece                                  

Ingredients:

2 ½ c                       FLOUR, WHEAT, GENERAL PURPOSE
2 ½ c                       SUGAR, GRANULATED
2 tsp                       SALT
2 ½ tsp                   BAKING SODA
1 ½ +2 tbsp           COCOA
7 tbsp                     MILK, NONFAT, DRY
1 c                           SHORTENING
1 ¼ c                       WATER
5 EGGS,                  WHOLE, LARGE
10 Tbsp                 WATER
1 ½ tsp                   EXTRACT, VANILLA

COOKING SPRAY, NONSTICK

Method                                                

  1. Sift together flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, cocoa, and milk into mixer bowl.
  2. Blend shortening with dry ingredients.  Add water gradually; beat at low speed 2 minutes or until blended.  Beat at medium speed 2 minutes.  Scrape down bowl.                                                            
  3. Combine eggs, water, and vanilla; add slowly to mixture while beating at low speed 1 minute.  Scrape down bowl.  Beat at medium speed 3 minutes.
  4. Lightly spray each pan with non-stick baker’s cooking spray.  Pour batter into each greased and floured pan. Spread evenly. 
  5. Using a convection oven, bake at 300 F. for 25 to 35 minutes or until done. 

Cool; frost if desired.