Hope for More Chocolate Cake
Author/Submitted by: Laura Smith <houghsmith@PYMVDS.PHYSICS.NCSU.EDU>
(plus 1 Tbsp)
Cream Of Tartar
Combine flour, soda, and coca. Sift mixture 3 times. In a separate bowl cream
shortening. Add sugar to shortening and cream until light and fluffy. Add the
eggs, one at a time, and beat for 2 minutes after each addition. Add the flour
mixture alternately with the buttermilk, beating at medium speed after each
addition. Add the vanilla. Add the water 1/3 at a time, beating well after
each addition. Pour the batter into 2 ungreased 8-inch cake pans. Bake in a
350 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
In the top of a double boiler over simmering water, combine the sugar, salt,
cream of tartar, egg whites, and water. Beat with an electric mixer at top
speed for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and the simmering water and
beat for 1 minute. Add vanilla and blend. Frost the chocolate cake.
Source: Aunt Bea's Cookbook.
Remember to leave enough in the bowl for yourself! :-)