Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake With Chocolate Icing

Recipe by JackieOhNo
READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • 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.).