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Chocolate Cake

  • Cake:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 cup cocoa mixed with
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 7/8 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Few grains salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup broken pecans or English walnuts
  • Egg Yolk Chocolate Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • Salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 square melted chocolate
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
Mix first line of ingredients as for cake. Bake in 2 layers in oven at 350°F.

For the filling, cook sugar, flour, milk, egg and raisins in double boiler until thickened. Remove from heat, stir in rest of ingredients; cool, spread between layers of cake. Cover cake with the following:

Egg Yolk Chocolate Frosting:
Cream 1/2 cup butter with a few grains salt and 1 egg yolk; add 1 square melted chocolate; stir in 1 cup confectioner's sugar, beating until smooth. Thin to spreading consistency with cream.
Submitted by Cassyjean - Torrington, CT Jun 10, 2009
15 min 30 min 45 min


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