Ingredients

How to make it

  • Cake Instructions:
  • Sift together flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat shortening and sugar in large bowl.
  • Beat in eggs until mixture is very light and fluffy; stir in chocolate.
  • Combine milk and vanilla.
  • Alternately add dry ingredients and liquid to beaten egg mixture, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.
  • After each addition, beat until smooth.
  • Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch layer cake pans.
  • Bake in 350 F oven for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool thoroughly on rack.
  • Spread Fluffy White Frosting between layers and on sides and top of cake.
  • Makes one 9-inch layer cake.
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  • Frosting Instructions:
  • Mix all ingredients except vanilla in the top of a double boiler and set over boiling water.
  • Beat constantly with rotary or electric beater until stiff peaks form, 4 to 7 minutes.
  • Take off heat and add vanilla.
  • Beat until of good spreading consistency.
  • ****
  • Cake serves 12.

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    " It was excellent "
    MRDarcey ate it and said...
    Cake was great but boy did I screw up the frosting.
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    " It was excellent "
    pinkpasta ate it and said...
    Vickie...You are so right! Not enough people know about the brown sugar and baking soda thing. The most wonderful, moist chocolate cakes are made with brown sugar, and those made with buttermilk as well.
    Thanks...going to print this one.
    BIG HIGH 5, and beautiful.
    =)
    Deb~
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  • fizzle3nat 6 years ago
    Will try - sounds delicious! You're right about brown sugar enhancing the flavor of chocolate!
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Hey ,Vickie this cake with it's Fluffy White Frosting is oh so delicious. I should have two Birthday cakes this year. This one just for me and another for the guest.
    High 5
    Michael

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    " It was excellent "
    cholena ate it and said...
    Gosh ! Beautiful !!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    michellem ate it and said...
    This sounds sooo good! I love the sound of the fluffy white frosting. Im going to make this for my daughters birthday coming up..perfect cake!
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    Oh yummmmmmm, how did I miss this one!! hugs
    got my 5
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    Awesome.......what else can you say...
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    " It was excellent "
    shandy ate it and said...
    Thank you for this recipe! My daughter absolutely loves a great chocolate cake. She doesn't like any other sweets. . .I know, strange, but I am going to have to make this for her this weekend. =D
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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    wow!!!!!VICKIE----today you have really made my day!!
    first time that i've heard of a brown velvet cake.Picture looks awesome!!!!!!!!
    MUMTAZ
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  • mrspotatohead 6 years ago
    This sounds just like a cake my late Mom used to make! Thank you for posting it!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    kimmer ate it and said...
    Very yummy!
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  • lor 6 years ago
    Oh this is bad. This is really, really bad. You should be ashamed of yourself ;-) I'm joking because this recipe looks AMAZING!!! Thank you so very much for sharing this recipe with all of us. CHEERS!!!
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  • wynnebaer 6 years ago
    WOW.....:)
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