Starlight Double-Delight Cake

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This cake won the $25,000 first prize in the Pillsbury BAKE-OFF contest in 1951, for the most inventive chocolate cake!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350F.
  2. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  3. In large bowl, combine cream cheese, 1/2 cup margarine, vanilla and peppermint extract; blend until smooth.
  4. Add powdered sugar alternately with hot water, beating until smooth.
  5. Blend in chocolate.
  6. In another large bowl, combine 2 cups of the frosting mixture and 1/4 cup margarine; blend well.
  7. Beat in eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  8. Add flour, baking soda, salt and milk; beat until smooth.
  9. Pour batter evenly into greased and floured pans.
  10. Bake at 350F.
  11. for 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  12. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans.
  13. Cool completely.
  14. To assemble cake, place 1 layer, top side down, on serving plate; spread with about 1/4 of frosting.
  15. Top with second layer, top side up.
  16. Spread sides and top of cake with remaining frosting.
  17. Yield: 12 servings High Altitude: Above 35000 feet: Increase flour to 2 1/2 cups and use 1 1/2 cups of frosting mixture in cake.
  18. Bake as directed above.
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5 5

This is one of our family's favorite special occasion cakes. I am glad to see it is already on RecipeZaar...

5 5

this was quite a treat, for my familey,i quite enjoyed it,it was not hard to make at all, the taste was quite refreshing thanks