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Chocolate Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Chocolate Cake, by , is from The Kleinman Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Gertrude Wertheimer
Added: Friday, November 28, 2008


1/4 lb bitter chocolate
3 egg yolks
1 1/2 cup milk
1/4 lb butter
2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 "scant" tsp baking soda
2 "kitchen spoons" warm water
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 "scant" tsp baking powder

2 squares Baker's Bitter Chocolate
"butter, size of walnut"
2 kitchen spoons of flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk

Chocolate icing:
2 square bitter chocolate
1 tsp butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup coffee cream
1 tsp butter
1 tbsp vanilla

White icing:
1 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
2 egg whites, unbeaten
3 tbsp water
1 1/4 tsp vanilla

Melt 1/4 lb bitter chocolate in double boiler. Beat yolk of one egg and 1 cup milk then stir into melted chocolate making a smooth custard. Cream 1/4 lb butter; add 2 cups sugar until well blended. Add 2 whole eggs and 2 egg yolks. Then add chocolate custard. Alternating, add 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup milk to batter. Dissolve one "scant" tsp baking soda and 2 kitchen spoons of warm water then add to the batter. Add 2 tsp vanilla extract. Add one "scant' tsp of baking powder. Bake at 325 for ?? (?until done).

Melt 2 squares of Baker's Bitter Chocolate with butter the size of a walnut. Mix two heaping kitchen spoons of flour with cup sugar. Alternating, add flour mixture and one cup milk until a very thick custard forms.

Chocolate Icing:
Melt two squares of bitter chocolate; add one tsp butter. Alternating, add 1 1/2 cups of sugar and 1/2 cup coffee cream to chocolate mixture. Cook until it forms a soft ball in water. Add one tsp butter, one tbsp vanilla. Beat until thick but not hard.

White icing:
Mix ingredients and beat 2-3 minutes while cooking in a double boiler.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
There were no further directions but I assume the cake is cut in half to make two layers so that filling can be placed in between.




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