Description Edit

This recipe came from an estate sale. I obtained it when I purchased the family collection from the Mclean Estate in Irving, Texas in 1982.

Ingredients Edit

Cake Edit

Divinity frosting Edit

Directions Edit

Cake Edit

  1. Sift flour once then measure.
  2. Add soda and sift together three times.
  3. Cream butter thoroughly.
  4. Add sugar gradually and cream together until light and fluffy then add eggs one at a time and beat well.
  5. Add chocolate beat well.
  6. Add flour alternately with milk a small amount at a time then beat after each addition until smooth.
  7. Add vanilla then bake in 3 greased layer pans at 325 for 30 minutes.
  8. Cool and spread frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake.

Divinity frosting Edit

  1. Combine sugar, corn syrup and water then place over low flame and stir constantly until sugar is dissolved and mixture boils.
  2. Continue cooking until a small amount of syrup forms a soft ball in cold water.
  3. Pour syrup in fine stream over egg whites beating constantly then add vanilla and continue beating until stiff enough to spread on cake.

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