Total Time
20mins
Prep 0 mins
Cook 20 mins

From taste of home cooking for two. Makes 1 smallish cake.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, cream shortening and sugar untill fluffy. Add egg yolk; beat well. Stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a separate bowl and in another bowl combine milk and vinegar. Alternately add flour mixture and milk mixture to butter mixture until well combined. Fold in walnuts.
  2. In a small bowl beat egg whites to form soft peaks and gradually fold egg whites into batter. Transfer to 2 greased 6-inch backing pans. Bake at 350 F for 15-20 minutes Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans.
  3. For frosting, in a small saucepan, combine flour and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Cover; cool to room temperature In another small bowl, cream buter and shortening. Gradually beat in sugar. Gradually add cooled milk mixture and beat 4 minutes or until fluffy. Add vanill and salt, beat well. Spead between layers and evenly on top.
Most Helpful

I really enjoyed this! Not only is it small enough for the two of us, but the flavor is wonderful. I think I might try adding 1/4 tsp of ginger next time just for fun. I also plan to try freezing the tiny layers to see how that works. Thanks so much for sharing.

windywood June 04, 2010