Friday, March 5, 2010

Old Fashioned Yellow Cake with 1958 Vintage Chocolate Frosting

Yesterday was my baby girl's first birthday and I wanted to make her a cake from scratch. We usually do box cakes and pre-made frosting which are super easy and super yummy but I wanted to do something different! This cake is so good. The frosting is so easy and so pretty. Enjoy!

Old Fashioned Yellow Cake

*Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 9x13 pan (or 2 8inch round pans).
*Sift together 3 cups of flour, 1 tbsp baking powder, and 1/2 tsp salt. Set aside.
*Cream 2 sticks of unsalted butter on low speed. Increase to medium speed and beat until light in color and fluffy.
*Gradually beat in 2 cups of sugar. Beat for 3 minutes until fluffy. Add in 1 1/2tsp vanilla.
*Drizzle in 4 slightly beaten eggs scraping down the side of the bowl often. Beat until the batter no longer looks "slick".
*Set mixer to low and alternate adding the sifted flour mixture and 1 cup of milk. Be sure to start and end with the flour mixture.
*Pour batter into prepared pan(s) and bake for about 40 minutes. Let cool.

1958 Vintage Chocolate Frosting

*Combine 1 package of chocolate pudding (not instant), 1 cup of sugar, and 1/2 cup evaporated milk in a medium sauce pan.
*Bring to a full boil, stirring often.
*Reduce heat to medium and continue to stir and cook for 3 minutes. Then remove from heat.
*Add 1 tbsp of butter to the pan. DO NOT STIR! Let sit for 10 minutes.
*Stir until frosting becomes thick.
*Add 2 tbsp of evaporated milk and stir until smooth.
*Spread on cake!

Here is the finished product! It was so good! Perfect for my birthday girl (and the rest of us).

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