I respectfully disagree. I baked this on Easter Sunday and the cake was very moist and one bite took me instantly back to Brooklyn. My company all asked for seconds and I had to email everyone the recipe. And yes we are all from Brooklyn. Lol
I was fortunate enough to grow up in Brooklyn and fondly remember blackout cake. This recipe is not remotely like the original. Just as a cake, it is dry. The pudding and frosting are fine for another recipe, but, again, it's not like Ebingers. Sorry Folks!
Rating is for cake only. Absolutely delicious cake. Cake was very fine textured, springy too. I creamed the butter and shortening first before adding the sugar, mixing until light and fluffy, and the added the egg 1 by 1, and follwed the rest of instructions. Next time, I will try making this cake with the pudding recipe. Cake was not overly sweet, just right, actually, but you need lots of pudding filling to make it extra special. Tastes better chilled. Thank you for posting. Will be a regular in our home.