Chocolate Delight Cake

Chocolate Delight Cake Recipe

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Marjorie Milligan


A very delicious cake - made in an unusual way. The icing is made first in double batch and then divided - one half is reserved for the icing and the rest goes into the cake. This recipe dates from the 1960's.

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12 - 15
20 Min
25 Min


12 ounce cream cheese
2 sticks butter - no substitute
2 (1 lb. boxes) powdered sugar
1 bar or 1 - 4 oz box german chocolate
1/4 cup boiling water
1/4 cup crisco shortening
3 eggs
2-1/4 cup all purpuse flour
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup coconut

How to Make Chocolate Delight Cake


  • 1Melt chocolate in boiling water - let cool.
    Mix with cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar
    Divide - save 1/2 of this mixture for the icing.
  • 2To the other half add eggs and Crisco shortening.
    Mix dry ingredients and add alternately to the mixture with the milk and vanilla.
  • 3Put in 3 - 9-inch cake pans.
    Bake at 325 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes or until tests done. Cool.
  • 4Mix nuts and coconut into reserved icing.
    Spread icing on cake.

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About Chocolate Delight Cake

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