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Chocolate Layer Cake


  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Cream shortening; add sugar gradually, beating well.

Add beaten egg, one half the milk and mix well.

Add one half the flour which has been sifted with salt and baking powder.

Add remainder of milk, then remainder of flour and flavoring; beat after each addition.

Bake in greased layer cake tins in moderate oven 15 to 20 minutes.

Put together with

Chocolate Filling and Icing


  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces (2 squares) unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel


To sugar add boiling water very slowly to make a smooth paste.

Add vanilla, melted chocolate and orange peel.

Spread between layers and on top of cake.

This makes a delicious dessert if baked in two layers, iced, and spread with slightly sweetened whipped cream.


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The New Dr. Price Cookbook (1921).

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