1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup sugar
Cream shortening and sugar. Add egg and beat until creamy. Sift in the dry ingredients. Stir in the rest. Mix until well combined.
1 2/3 cup flour
2/3 cup cocoa
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cup buttermilk (can be substituted with milk mixed with 1 tsp. vinegar)
1 tsp. vanilla
Bake in a greased 9 x13 pan at 350F. Bake for 15 minutes, pour over the caramel sauce, then bake another 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
1 cup butter
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup (or corn syrup)
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook for 15 minutes. Immediately after removing from the heat pour over the cake. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of chocolate chips over the cake and return the cake to the oven to finish baking.
1/2 cup chocolate chips -sprinkle on the cake after pouring on the sauce.