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Yield:

1 to 9 – inch layer cake

Ingredients

  • 5 eggs

  • 2 ¼ cups white sugar

  • 1 cup shortening

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 2 ½ cups cake flour

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 4 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • ½ cup butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour three 9 inch round cake pans.

  2. Separate the eggs. Set the egg yolks aside and beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.

  3. Cream 2 1/’4 cups sugar, vanilla, and shortening. Add the egg yolks and beat till smooth.

  4. 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.

  5. Pour into 3 greased and floured cake pans. Bake 20-25 minutes in 325 degree F (165 degrees C) oven, or until done.

  6. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

710 Calories
35g Fat
96g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe
12
Calories
710
% Daily Value *
Total Fat
35g

44%

Saturated Fat
15g

73%

Cholesterol
126mg

42%

Sodium
323mg

14%

Total Carbohydrate
96g

35%

Dietary Fiber
1g

3%

Total Sugars
72g
Protein
6g
Vitamin C
0mg

2%

Calcium
56mg

4%

Iron
3mg

15%

Potassium
119mg

3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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