Original Miracle Whip Chocolate Cake

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 3 Ratings
Serves: 8-inch layer cake
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Cooking Method: Bake


1 c miracle whip salad dressing not mayonnaise
1 c granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 c sifted cake flour
1/2 c baking cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 dash(es) salt
3/4 c cold water
8 oz pkg. philadelphia brand cream cheese, softened
1 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 dash(es) salt
5 c powdered sugar, sifted
3 oz (1 oz. each) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted

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Pat Duran Recipe
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Las Vegas, NV (pop. 583,756)
Member Since Aug 2011
Pat's notes for this recipe:
This is the recipe that was developed during World War II, when many foods were rationed, this cake has topped the list of most requested recipes for over 75 years.
"This is the first cake I ever learned to make and bake." Pat
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Preheat oven to 350^. Grease and flour or spray two 8-inch layer pans.Set aside.
Combine salad dressing and sugar. Blend in vanilla. Add sifted dry ingredients to salad dressing mixture alternately with water, mixing well after each addition. Pour into prepared pans and bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Frost with:
Chocolate "Philly" Frosting:
Combine cream cheese, milk, vanilla and salt. Mix until well blended. Gradually add the sifted powdered sugar. Stir in melted chocolate. Spread between and sides of cake ,frosting top last.

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user Shelia Tucker cookbooking - Dec 13, 2011
Pat, sometimes the oldies are the best ones for a reason, love new recipes, but we forget how good the older ones were too. I remember how good these cakes were. Thank-You for the recipe . :)
user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Dec 13, 2011
Pat I love making this cake.
user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Dec 13, 2011
Thank you Shelia and Cindy. Hugs, my friends.
user Deneece Gursky Smokeygirlxo - Dec 14, 2011
Pat this brin gs back memories : ) my mom used to make this cake. it was the only thing she baked lol and i have always loved it!

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