Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake With Chocolate Icing

Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake With Chocolate Icing created by Baby Kato

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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  • To make cake, preheat oven to 350°F
  • In a large bowl, beat shortening until light.
  • Slowly beat in sugar.
  • Add egg and egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Sift flour with baking powder and salt.
  • Add to batter in 3 parts, alternating with 3 parts milk.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff.
  • Fold into batter.
  • Pour batter into two buttered and floured 8-inch round cake pans.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack before icing.
  • To make icing, in top of a double boiler over simmering water, melt chocolate and stir in condensed milk. Beat until smooth.
  • 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.).
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"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. papaskitchen
    Have you made this with butter
  2. goldentoni
    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.
  3. waynejohn1234
    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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    Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake With Chocolate Icing Created by Baby Kato
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    Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake With Chocolate Icing Created by Baby Kato
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