1Cream together shortening, cocoa, sugar and eggs.
2add flour, salt, buttermilk with soda, and baking powder. Mix well; then add 1 cup hot water and 1 teaspoon vanilla. This is a soft batter. Bake in two 8 inch layers pays well greased and floured or in a sheet cake. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Frost with your favorite frosting.