Posted: 1/5/2012 6:49:55 PM
At high altitude, there is one adjustment to the recipe: use 1-1/2 cups frosting in the cake batter.
My family likes a stronger chocolate flavor so I use 1 cup unsweetened cocoa and reduce the flour to 1-3/4 cups flour.
I found there was hardly enough frosting for this cake so I increased the recipe by 75%, for example, instead of 6 cups of powdered sugar, use 10-1/2 cups.
Posted: 10/26/2011 2:20:45 PM
My mother made this cake for my birthday every year, starting in 1951. It was somethig I looked forward to. Since my birthday is the day after Halloween, I wanted this cake fore than candy! She passed away 20 years ago. I am going to make this cake for my 70th birthday in memory of her.
Posted: 5/2/2011 7:04:42 PM
This was my Mom's go-to birthday cake recipe when I was growing up. I still remember her baking it for my brother and for me. It's become my cousin's family's favorite birthday cake too! His wife just made it for their son, I got to try a slice and it was just as yummy as I remember.Thanks Mom, thanks cousin Joyce,thanks Helen Weston and Pillsbury.
Posted: 3/17/2011 8:39:37 AM
My late mother used to make this cake for me every birthday when I was a child. I was 70 last fall and she has been dead almost 14 years. It was always a special treat for a special day.
Posted: 1/18/2011 9:17:14 AM
Excellent firm, dense cake, not dry. The mint flavoring was just enough not to overpower. It was a bit hit at my dinner club's 1950's retro themed evening. I give it 4 stars.
Posted: 9/21/2010 1:57:03 PM
Thank you.........my grandmother made this cake and I have hunted for this receipe for years and years. I'm 74 yrs old
so do the math.
Posted: 6/3/2010 11:10:37 AM
My mother and I made this cake the year it won the bake-off and it has been a family favorite since then! It is so moist and not too sweet, and is a frequent "birthday" cake request.
Posted: 4/12/2010 10:42:47 AM
We have made this cake numerous times over the years, most recently this past weekend for a birthday celebration. It is a family favorite, usually requested by my husband or one of the children for birthdays. I got it originally as a copy for a recipe page from my mother-in-law who at one time had the cookbook. She told me at the time it was a favorite of my husband's.
Posted: 4/8/2010 4:51:55 PM
I encountered this cake in 1952, when my mom made it for my 7th birthday. For years after that I insisted this cake and only this cake was suitable for my birthday cake. I recently, thanks to this website rediscovered the cake and made it with adjustments for elevation. It's still wonderful after all these years!
Posted: 12/30/2009 11:29:16 PM
This cake has been a favorite of our family for many years. It is so easy to make and so moist. I haven't met anyone that didn't love it and ask for the recipe.