Posted: 8/23/2012 9:48:23 PM
my first cake i made from scratch was in 1996 and i was pregnant with my now 15 yr old daughter....I had to make this particular cake-.. it was so awesome .. the cake was so delicious and wonderful and it was just fabulous... I am passing this cake recipe to my daughter as her first cake to make from scratch.....
Posted: 8/14/2012 10:43:44 PM
So my husband's grandmother had a copy of the original publishing. There are a few differences in the web recipe and the original. I am newer to baking than cooking so I don't know if it will make that much of a difference but here is what I found.
1 cup finely chopped nuts
2 ounces sweet or semi-sweet chocolate
2 1/2 cups shifted Phillsbury's Best Enriched Flour
4 teaspoons double-acting baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cup Crisco
1 1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup egg whites
2 squares (2 oz.) baking chocolate
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Posted: 3/25/2012 7:10:59 AM
My relative (Lois Kanago)won $150,000.00 in 1953 with this cake.
When I made it the whole thing was devoured in an hour!
It is a little tough to make but well worth it.
Posted: 11/8/2011 3:37:03 AM
This cake and I were born the same year, 1953, and I remember it fondly from childhood. When I make it now, I increase the frosting because there just doesn't seem to be enough in the original recipe. And I'd forgotten that the egg yolks used to go into the frosting.
Posted: 8/15/2011 9:12:36 PM
Wonderful cake! I substitute a Pillsbury white cake mix (whole egg recipe) for the scratch recipe. I have made this many times and everyone asks for the recipe. Everyone loves it and asks for me to make it again.
Posted: 9/23/2010 1:01:48 AM
I remember my Father having this birthday cake in 1957. Our family has enjoyed this cake ever since for birthdays. We are a big users of pecans but have always made this cake with walnuts.
Posted: 8/30/2010 5:58:31 PM
This was a disaster and I've baked for 50 years. First of all, it fell apart when I removed it from the pan. I knew something was not right when the shortening separated from the rest of the batter.....like the batter was too thin. It would have been a lovely, light cake had it held together. Not to be defeated, I put what was left on my hand onto my cake plate, rounded up the crumbs, iced what I could to hold it together, eased the other layer into another cake pan, held it directly over the bottom layer, and dumped it. This did not break apart. I took it to a church luncheon after icing it, and as it was cut, the bottom layer again crumbled because a fork wouldn't hold it together. What a mess! No I will not again make this cake.
Posted: 3/15/2010 9:00:31 PM
I made this for my husbands birthday. It was so good the day I made it, but honestly found it to be even better when I had a piece the next day!
The "cake" part is dry, (like angel food), but with the richness of the chocolate & then, the nuts, It's all perfectly evened out!
Posted: 7/17/2009 7:24:52 PM
it is very good it is good for company