Mile-High Chocolate Cake

Mile-high Chocolate Cake Recipe

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1/2 c
1/2 c
water, hot
2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 c
vegetable shortening
2 c
2 large
2 tsp
vanilla extract
2 1/2 c
flour, sifted
1 c


1/2 c
1 oz
baking chocolate
1 lb
powdered sugar, well sifted
1 large
egg white
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 tsp
lemon juice
3 Tbsp

How to Make Mile-High Chocolate Cake


  • 1Combine cocoa, hot water and baking soda in a small bowl; let stand while mixing other ingredients.
  • 2Cream the shortening and sugar together in a mixing bowl, using an electric mixer set on medium speed, until light and fluffy; add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • 3Beat in vanilla and cocoa mixture; add flour alternately with the buttermilk to creamed mixture beating well after each addition.
  • 4Pour batter into 3 greased and wax paper lined 8-inch round cake pans.
  • 5Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25 minutes or until cakes test done; cool in pans on racks for 10 minutes.
  • 6Remove from pans; cool completely on racks.
  • 7To assemble cake, place one cake layer on serving plate; spread with Cocoa Icing.
  • 8Top with second cake layer and spread a layer of frosting; top with third cake layer and frost sides and top with remaining frosting.
  • 9COCOA ICING: Combine butter and chocolate in the top of a double boiler.
  • 10Place over hot water; stir until melted.
  • 11Remove from heat; cool to room temperature.
  • 12Sift confectioners' sugar into a large mixing bowl.
  • 13Make a well in the center and add egg white, vanilla and lemon juice; pour in the chocolate mixture.
  • 14Blend until smooth, using an electric mixer set at medium speed.
  • 15Add milk to make frosting of a spreading consistency.

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About Mile-High Chocolate Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy