Pat Duran Recipe

Original Miracle Whip Chocolate Cake

By Pat Duran kitchenchatter

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
8-inch layer cake
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Pat's Story

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


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

Directions Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American