How to make it

  • Separate eggs and beat whites with the salt until stiff but not dry.
  • Beat in 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar 1 tablespoon at a time.
  • Fold in cocoa.
  • Beat yolks until thick and lemon-coloured and fold into cocoa mixture.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Spread in 15" x 10" x 1" pan lined with waxed paper and greased.
  • Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees F) about 20 minutes.
  • Turn out on towel sprinkled with confectioners' sugar.
  • Very gently peel off waxed paper, using a small spatula to separate cake from paper if it sticks.
  • Cool and cut crosswise in quarters.
  • Put layers together with whipped cream. (Begin with cake on bottom, alternate with whipped cream, ending with whipped cream on top.)
  • Spread with glaze; decorate with almonds.
  • Chill and slice.
  • Chocolate Glaze: Over boiling water, melt 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 square unsweetened chocolate. Remove from boiling water. Add 1/2 cup sifted confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons boiling water, dash of salt and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract; beat until smooth and glossy.

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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. This looks so good!
    Did your Mother ever make the cakes using waffle-like wafers? If you have a good recipe for using those, please know that I'd love to see it here.
    Thank you again for the recipe! Its definitely a winner!
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    Excellent and I just love the
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