Brownstone Front Chocolate Cake

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This is an old family recipe. The cake has a delicate chocolate flavor and the icing is hard to the touch, yet creamy when bitten into.

INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour three 9 inch round cake pans.
  • Separate the eggs. Set the egg yolks aside and beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  • Cream 2 1/'4 cups sugar, vanilla, and shortening. Add the egg yolks and beat till smooth.
  • Sift together the cocoa, cake flour, baking soda, and salt. Then add dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk to creamy mixture. Lastly, fold in beaten egg whites.
  • Pour into 3 greased and floured cake pans. Bake 20-25 minutes in 325 degree F (165 degrees C) oven, or until done.
  • To Make Icing: Cook 2 cups white sugar, 1 cup cream and 1/2 cup butter or margarine over low flame until mixture forms a soft ball in water. Remove from heat, beat about 5 or 6 strokes to make mixture smooth. Cool, spread between and on layers while lukewarm. This hardens when cold.