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    Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake With Chocolate Icing

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    1 hr 10 mins

    45 mins

    25 mins

    JackieOhNo!'s Note:

    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.

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

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 28, 2014


      The cake turned out perfect in size. I even got both layers even which I rarely do with store-bought mix. It also had a great flavor but mine turned out a bit dry. I think I'm going to take it out of the oven a bit earlier next time.

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    • on August 01, 2012


      Can't beat a good yellow cake with chocolate icing. This is wonderful and seeing I am not a chocolate freak perfect for me. Even DH loves it. Without the frosting (believe it or not it is good without) it makes a great base for strawberries, or whatever fruit you choose.

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    • on May 08, 2012


      This recipe made an awesome cake JackieOhNo! No wonder your dh requests it for his birthday. It is very special. The cake & icing were quick and easy to make with spectacular results. The yellow cake was tall, moist, tender and light, had a lovely flavor, with a great crumb. The chocolate icing was out of this world. Soft, chocolately and velvety, thick, rich and decadent. Thank you for posting a new family favorite that my dh is still raving about. Made for May Swap/Aussie

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    Nutritional Facts for Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake With Chocolate Icing

    Serving Size: 1 (1558 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 6277.2
    Calories from Fat 3631
    Total Fat 403.4 g
    Saturated Fat 177.1 g
    Cholesterol 1246.0 mg
    Sodium 1749.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 614.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 17.6 g
    Sugars 419.5 g
    Protein 90.9 g

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