Chocolate Custard Devils Food Cake

I know there are a million and one devils food cake recipes out there, but this one is one you will treasure and proudly serve over and over. It begins with a cooked chocolate custard base which you add dry ingredients, which lends the very moist texture.
3 (1 oz) sqs unsweetened chocolate, melted
1/2 cup milk
1 beaten egg
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 beaten eggs
2 cups cake flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
Combine 1/2 cup milk, chocolate,whole egg,and 2/3 cup sugar. Cook over low heat until thick. Cool. Cream shortening, remaining sugar. Add egg yolks and mix well. Add sifted dry ingredients alternatively with 1 cup milk and vanilla. Stir in cooked chocolate mixture. Pour into 2 8″ pans which you have lined with wax paper and greased. Bk for about 22-25 min in a preheated 350 oven. Cool and remove from pans. Frost with chocolate frosting of your choice. Mine is on the blog and is a really good dark chocolate frosting.

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