Thursday, March 12, 2020

Hershey's Coffee Chocolate Cake with Butter Icing, Filling (1934)

  • 4 squares Hershey's baking chocolate
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cupful sour milk
  • 1/2 cupful butter
  • 2 cupfuls brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tspn vanilla
  • 3-1/2 cupfuls flour
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • 1 tspn baking soda
  • 1/2 tspn salt
  • 1 cupful clear black coffee
  • Chocolate Butter Filling (see below)
  • Chocolate Butter Icing (see below)
Melt the baking chocolate over simmering water, then add the egg yolks, beaten with the sour milk, and cook until thick. Then cool.

Cream the butter and sugar together, add the vanilla. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, and add alternately with the coffee to the creamed mixture. Whip in the chocolate mixture, and beat well. 

Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch cake layer pans, and bake in moderate oven, 350 degrees, 30 to 35 minutes.  When cool, split each layer in half, and fill with Chocolate Butter Filling. Ice with Chocolate Butter Icing. 

Chocolate Butter Filling
  • 5 tbspns butter
  • 1-2/3 cupfuls confectioner's sugar
  • 2 squares Hershey's baking chocolate
  • 1 tbspn water
  • 1/2 tspn vanilla
  • 1/3 cupful heavy cream, whipped
  • 1/4 cup chopped nutmeats
  • 1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries
Cream the butter and sugar, then add the melted baking chocolate, water, and vanilla, and cream all well. Then fold in the whipped cream, and nut and cherries. Spread torte-style between split cake layers after they have cooled. Yield: about 1 cupful. 

Chocolate Butter Icing
  • 3 squares Hershey's baking chocolate
  • 6 tbspn butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tspn vanilla
  • 1 cupful confectioner's sugar
Melt the baking chocolate in top of double boiler over simmering water. Cream the butter, egg yolks. and vanilla, and slowly add melted baking chocolate. Add sugar to make of proper consistency for spreading. Yield: about 1-1/4 cupful.

More "Lost" Hershey's Recipes
Hershey's Demon Chocolate Cake (1934)
Hershey's Chocolate Butterscotch Pie (1934)

(Origin - "Hershey's 1934 Cookbook" by the Hershey Chocolate Company. Republished in 1971.)

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