Tarred Roof Cake!

9
Beth M.

By
@BakinTime

This is popular at gatherings in our small town, and it was also called: Tar Paper Cake. My husband adores this cake, it's HIS FAVORITE BIRTHDAY CAKE. He is a builder, and when a roof is built, it is closed in and a layer of "tar paper" is nailed on the roof before it is shingled.This "tar paper" is the unsweetened layer of chocolate that is spread over the white frosting on a white cake!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
12 +
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
35 Min

Ingredients

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  • 1 pkg
    white cake mix, baked according to directions
  • OR FOR A HOMEMADE CAKE:

  • 2 1/2 c
    sifted cake flour
  • 1 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 3 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    crisco/shortening
  • 1 c
    milk
  • 2
    eggs, unbeaten
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • MAKE CAKE AND COOL. MAKE VANILLA, BUTTERCREAM FROSTING, FROST THE CAKE

  • 3
    chocolate, unsweetened squares
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter, stirred into melted chocolate

How to Make Tarred Roof Cake!

Step-by-Step

  1. Sift flour,sugar,baking powder and salt. Set aside. Soften shortening in a large bowl. Stir in the dry ingredients, add 3/4 cup milk, beat 2 mins. Add eggs, vanilla and last of the milk. Beat 1 minute more.
  2. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
    Prepare a 9X13X2 inch pan, grease and dust with flour (or use two 9-inch layers). Pour in batter. Bake 30-35 mins.
  3. Cool the cake. Prepare frosting and spread on cooled cake.
  4. Melt the chocolate, cool slightly, then spread on hardened white frosting. This will harden. I like to refrigerate it to hasten the process.

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