"I went to a restaurant that serves 'breakfast at any time'. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance."--Steven Wright

Can Do Carnival Cake Recipe

4.5 stars - based on 1 vote
  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


This recipe for Can Do Carnival Cake, by , is from The Somnitz Family and Friends Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Jane Somnitz


Can Do Carnival Cake
2 c. flour
1 c. brown sugar (packed)
1/2 c. sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. shortening
1 1/4 c. milk
3 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 6oz. pkg. choc. chips finely chopped (or use mini chips)
Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl. Blend 1/2 min. on low.
scraping bowl
constantly. Beat 3 min. on med. speed., scraping bowl occasionally.
Pour into greased and floured (2) 8 or 9 inch round layer pans. Bake
40-45 min. at 350
degrees, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Creamy Nut Filling
1/4 c. brown sugar (packed)'
2 Tbsp. flour
1/2 c. milk
2 Tbsp. butter
1/2 c. chopped nuts
2 tsp. vanilla

In saucepan mix sugar and flour. stir in milk. heat to boiling,
stirring constantly.
Boil and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in butter, nuts,
and vanilla.

Frosting--I use a chocolate butter cream frosting for top and sides.
Glossy Chocolate Frosting
1 6oz. pkg. chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/4 c. confectioner's sugar
3 Tbsp. milk
Combine chocolate chips and shortening. Melt in microwave. Remove.
Stir in
vanilla and salt. Beat in sugar alternately with milk.

For Birthdays




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Bookmark and Share




Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!