French Chocolate Cake

1929 Snow King-Famous Southern Baking Recipes for Better Baking_french chocolate cake_page

Recipe by EvaRanson, R. F. D. 1, Raynham,N. C.

2 cups sifted cake flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 egg yolks well beaten
3 squares bakers unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cups cocoanut-Southern style
1 1/4 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 egg whites stiffly beaten


[1] Sift flour once, measure, add baking powder, soda and sift together three times.

[2] Cream shortening thoroughly, add sugar gradually, and cream together until light and fluffy, add egg yolks, chocolate and cocoanut, then the flour and milk a small amount at a time. Beat after each
addition until smooth. Add vanilla and fold in egg whites.

[3] Bake in greased layer cake tins in a slow oven 325° F for 25 to 30 minutes.

This recipe won a prize at the County Fair, Oct. 16, 1928.