Chocolate cake with pecan filling and seafoam frosting. My Aunt always made this cake and it is very moist and rich.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
2 layer 9 inch cake
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 2 - 9 inch pans. Sift together 2 cups flour, cocoa, baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and 1 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Add flour mixture alternately with sour milk. Add 1 cup boiling water and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

  • Divide batter into two 9 inch pans. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Allow layers to cool, then spread Pecan Filling between layers.

  • To make Pecan Filling: In a sauce pan, combine 1/3 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, butter, milk and egg yolks. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick. Remove from heat, add 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in pecans and set aside to cool. Spread between layers of cake, then frost with Satin Seafoam Icing.

  • To make Satin Seafoam Icing: In a sauce pan, combine 3/4 cup brown sugar, 3/4 cup white sugar, cream of tartar and 1/3 cup hot water. Cover and bring to a boil. Uncover and cook until 246 degrees F (120 degrees C). Remove from heat. In a large bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. While beating with an electric mixer at medium speed, slowly pour hot syrup in a thin stream over egg whites. Turn mixer to high speed, and continue beating until stiff peaks form, and frosting is thick enough to spread. Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.

Nutrition Facts

251 calories; protein 3.6g 7% DV; carbohydrates 38.8g 13% DV; fat 10g 15% DV; cholesterol 44.4mg 15% DV; sodium 196.7mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2003
This was really nice the frosting was perfect it looked so pretty!!!!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/21/2003
This cake was a little dry..the icing came out nice and fluffy. I can't say I was real keen on the filling. Maybe not as much cocoa and a little bit of red food coloring to go with it's name. I think it would have been better as a 3 layer cake since it made so much icing. All in all my co-workers enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/21/2003
This cake was a little dry..the icing came out nice and fluffy. I can't say I was real keen on the filling. Maybe not as much cocoa and a little bit of red food coloring to go with it's name. I think it would have been better as a 3 layer cake since it made so much icing. All in all my co-workers enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/16/2007
This has got to be the worst cake I've ever made. Didn't change a thing with the recipe a definite mistake and ended up with a couple sawdust patties. A friend asked for this specific recipe or I would have formulated my own. Do yourself a favor and move away from this cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2003
This was really nice the frosting was perfect it looked so pretty!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/23/2007
I only made the icing and it didn't taste that good. Maybe it would have tasted better on the cake that it went with. Read More
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