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Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake With Chocolate Icing

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“When I first got married, my husband told me that his favorite cake was a simple yellow cake with chocolate icing. I wanted to make a birthday cake for him from scratch, and this was the result. He never would eat a box cake again! This is especially nice with a tall glass of milk.”
1hr 10mins
1 8-inch cake

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make cake, preheat oven to 350°F
  2. In a large bowl, beat shortening until light.
  3. Slowly beat in sugar.
  4. Add egg and egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Sift flour with baking powder and salt.
  6. Add to batter in 3 parts, alternating with 3 parts milk.
  7. Stir in vanilla.
  8. Beat egg whites until stiff.
  9. Fold into batter.
  10. Pour batter into two buttered and floured 8-inch round cake pans.
  11. Bake for about 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  12. Cool on a wire rack before icing.
  13. To make icing, in top of a double boiler over simmering water, melt chocolate and stir in condensed milk. Beat until smooth.
  14. Stir in butter, one piece at a time, stirring after each addition. Stir in egg yolk and vanilla. Beat until smooth and thick. (If the icing becomes too thick, thin with a little hot water.).

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