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From Adventures in Cake Craft by Ann Pillsbury, 1948

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Cake
 1 ¾ cups sifted cake flour
 3 tsp baking powder
 1 tsp salt
 1 ¼ cups sugar
 ½ cup cocoa
  cup shortening or softened butter
 1 cup milk
 2 eggs
 1 tsp vanilla
Fluffy White Frosting
 3 egg whites
 ¾ cup sugar
 6 tbsp light corn syrup
 ¼ tsp cream of tartar
 ¼ tsp salt
 1 tsp vanilla
 Melted chocolate for drizzle

1

Sift together cake flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cocoa. Add softened butter or shortening and 2/3 cup milk. Beat for 2 minutes until batter is well-blended and glossy. If using electric mixer, beat at low to medium speed for the same period of time.

2

Add remaining milk, eggs, and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes. Pour batter into two lightly-greased, floured 8-inch layer cake pans. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes.

Fluffy White Frosting
3

Combine egg whites, sugar, corn syrup, cream of tartar and salt. Place on top of a double boiler over rapidly boiling water and beat with rotary beater until mixture stands in peaks. Remove from boiling water.

4

Add vanilla and continue beating until thick enough to spread. Frost cooled layers of cake and decorate with melted chocolate.

Ingredients

Cake
 1 ¾ cups sifted cake flour
 3 tsp baking powder
 1 tsp salt
 1 ¼ cups sugar
 ½ cup cocoa
  cup shortening or softened butter
 1 cup milk
 2 eggs
 1 tsp vanilla
Fluffy White Frosting
 3 egg whites
 ¾ cup sugar
 6 tbsp light corn syrup
 ¼ tsp cream of tartar
 ¼ tsp salt
 1 tsp vanilla
 Melted chocolate for drizzle

Directions

1

Sift together cake flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cocoa. Add softened butter or shortening and 2/3 cup milk. Beat for 2 minutes until batter is well-blended and glossy. If using electric mixer, beat at low to medium speed for the same period of time.

2

Add remaining milk, eggs, and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes. Pour batter into two lightly-greased, floured 8-inch layer cake pans. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes.

Fluffy White Frosting
3

Combine egg whites, sugar, corn syrup, cream of tartar and salt. Place on top of a double boiler over rapidly boiling water and beat with rotary beater until mixture stands in peaks. Remove from boiling water.

4

Add vanilla and continue beating until thick enough to spread. Frost cooled layers of cake and decorate with melted chocolate.

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