Victory Chocolate Cake (Rich Harper)
Very precious and in short
2 c flour 1/2 c cocoa 2 1/4 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp salt 3/4 c
shortening 1/3 c sugar 1 1/2 c dark corn syrup 3 lg eggs, separated 1
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 c coffee, cooled
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13" pan. Sift together the
flour, cocoa, soda and salt; set aside. Cream shortening and sugar
in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, using an electric mixer at
medium speed. Blend in the corn syrup and egg yolks. Beat in vanilla.
Add dry ingredients alternately with coffee to creamed mixture,
beating well after each addition. Beat egg whites in another bowl
until stiff peaks form. Fold egg whites into cake batter. Pour into
pan and bake 45 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool in pan on rack.
This cake recipe dates from WW II and as you can see, sugar was