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    Black Midnight Cake

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    40 mins

    10 mins

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    RenMyr's Note:

    This recipe is from the Betty Crocker Cookbook..circa 1974. It has been served at many happy occasions in our family, birthdays, etc.

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    Serves: 10-16



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    1. 1
      Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour pans. 13x9x2 or two 9 inch or three 8 inch round layer pans. Measure all ingredients into large mixer bowl.Blend 1/2 minute on low speed, scraping bowl constantly. Beat 3 minutes high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan(s).
    2. 2
      Bake oblong about 45 minutes, layers 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick insterted in center comes out clean. Cool.
    3. 3
      Frost with your favorite frosting or just sprinkle powdered sugar on top.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 04, 2012

      I love this recipe. My mother gave me this recipe when I was a child. I baked it first in the late 70s and have been baking it since. This is my favorite chocolate cake recipe of all times.

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    • on December 08, 2010


      This is absolutely the best chocolate cake ever. I have been making this cake for over 40 years though you could not tell it by my looks! LOL I have used butter for shortening at times. Hard to believe it is made with water. Try it, I think you will adopt it into your favorite recipes. Got to go now and make it again for the umpteenth time!

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    • on June 04, 2010


      You can't beat this for an easy, one-bowl cake! I made dozens of these 30yrs. ago, but lost the recipe (not in current Betty Crocker cookbook). I've successfully substituted softened butter for the shortening--1 2/2 sticks. These are simple ingredients, almost always on hand.

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    Nutritional Facts for Black Midnight Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (77 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 404.2
    Calories from Fat 154
    Total Fat 17.1 g
    Saturated Fat 4.2 g
    Cholesterol 37.2 mg
    Sodium 414.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 58.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
    Sugars 33.4 g
    Protein 5.2 g

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