This recipe is from Betty Crocker's Cook book for Boys and Girls, Susan's first childhood cookbook, which was published in 1957. She said it was such a thrill to "discover" actual recipes. A classic for sure.
Calories: 9441 kcal
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 8-inch round cake pans.
In a mixing bowl whisk together cake flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add shortening, ⅔ cup milk and vanilla and beat on medium speed until shortening is incorporated, about 2 min. Add remaining ⅓ cup milk and eggs and beat 2 min.
Pour batter into prepared pans and bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 30 to 35 min. Cool in pans 15 min, then turn out and cool completely.
Make frosting: Combine melted chocolate and butter and stir on medium-low speed until creamy and glossy, about 2 min.
Trim domed tops from cooled cakes. Place one layer on a cake plate and spread with 3/4 cup frosting, then top with second layer. Cover entire cake with remaining frosting.
Easy to assemble and oh, so delicious.
Grandma’s Chocolate Layer Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 5769
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 349g2181%
Vitamin A 9485IU190%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.