Boston Tea Party Cake (1956)

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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 8-12
YIELD: 1 cake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease and flour the bottom of a 9" round cake pan.
  • Sift flour, baking soda, salt, sugar and cocoa together in a large bowl.
  • Add shortening and milk and beat at low speed for 1 1/2 minutes.
  • Add egg and vanilla.
  • Beat 1 1/2 minutes more.
  • Turn batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes, or until tester comes out clean.
  • Cool.
  • For filling:
  • Blend brown sugar, cornstarch and salt in a saucepan.
  • Blend in egg yolk.
  • Gradually add milk and mix thoroughly.
  • Cook over moderate heat until thickened, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.
  • Cover and cool.
  • For topping:
  • Whip cream until thick.
  • Fold in sugar and vanilla.
  • To assemble, slice cake in half horizontally to make 2 layers.
  • Spread filling over bottom layer.
  • Place second layer on top.
  • Spread whipped cream on top of cake.
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