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“This is a favorite of my older brother, who requests it each year as "his birthday cake". I got this recipe from my Mom - who calls it "John's Mocha Cake", after my brother. I have to admit, the recipe for the frosting put me off a bit..but once you taste it, you'll quickly get over all that shortening that went in there!”
1hr 35mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cake:.
  2. Grease Tube Pan.
  3. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  4. Cream Together 2 Cups of Sugar and 1 Cup of Shortening. Add 5 Eggs, one at the time, while mixing.
  5. Sift together 2 1/2 Cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the sugar, shortening and egg mixture - alternating with 1 cup of milk while mixing.
  7. Bake for 1 Hour and 15 minutes. Cool and remove from pan.
  8. Frosting:.
  9. Beat all ingredients on high speed until consistency of whipped cream. Frost cake and refrigerate.
  10. Keep refrigerated until ready for serving.

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