How to Make Best Chocolate Cake

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Do you know how to make the best chocolate cake ever? Here is one of the best chocolate cake recipes from scratch that is rich, delicate in flavor and not overly sweet. The secret in securing the rich, yet delicate flavor and the even texture of this perfect chocolate cake lies in the selection of the best materials and above all a high-grade cream of tartar baking powder. This last item makes a big difference because it raises the cake perfectly and leaves no bitter taste. To make this perfect chocolate cake, use this recipe and add it to your recipe holder.


Chocolate Layer Cake

Chocolate Cake

1/3 cup butter or other shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
4 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1-3/4 cups flour


For this chocolate cake recipe, cream shortening well; add sugar gradually, beating well between each addition; add beaten egg, flavoring, half the milk and mix well; add half the flour, which has been sifted with salt and baking powder; add remainder of milk, then remainder of flour, stirring well after each addition. Bake in 3 greased layer cake pans in moderate oven 15 to 20 minutes.


Recipe Chocolate Cake Frosting

1 unbeaten egg white
1-1/4 cups confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon thin cream, 1 teaspoon butter
1-1/2 squares (1-1/2 oz.) chocolate


Melt chocolate; put egg white into shallow dish; add sugar gradually, beating with wire whip; add butter, melted chocolate and cream and beat well until of right consistency to spread. A fudge recipe for frosting would also taste great.


Recipe Chocolate Cake Filling

Chocolate Recipe


2-1/2 squares (2 ½ oz.) chocolate
3 tablespoons cream
1 egg yolk
3/4 cup powdered or confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Save egg white for icing. Melt chocolate in top of double boiler; add cream and egg yolk; mix in sugar gradually; add cornstarch, which has been mixed with a little cold water, and cook, stirring constantly until smooth and thick; add salt and vanilla. Spread thickly between layers of cake.


Helpful Hints: How to Make Best Chocolate Cake

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  • Use level measurements for all materials.
  • Use the very best vanilla and baking powder; otherwise the delicate flavor and fine texture will be lost.
  • Cream the butter well before adding any sugar, and do all the hard beating at the beginning of the process.
  • Beat the egg yolks and whites together: this keeps the cake fresh longer.
  • Bread flour is intended; if pastry flour is used, add about 1/4 cup more flour.
  • A few grains of salt added to the icing bring out the flavor of the chocolate.

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