Recipe: Chocolate Nut Cake

Another delightful layer CAKE is the chocolate nut layer CAKE given in the accompanying recipe. The layers are put together with a thick layer of white boiled ICING, and the top one is covered with a covering of the same.


  •  1/4 c. butter
  •  1 c. sugar
  •  1 egg
  •  1 c. milk
  •  2 c. flour
  •  4 tsp. baking powder
  •  2 sq. chocolate
  •  1/2 c. chopped nuts
  •  1 tsp. vanilla

Cream the butter, add the sugar gradually, beat the egg, and add it to the mixture. Stir in alternately the milk and the flour and baking powder. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler and stir this into the dough. Fold in the chopped nuts, add the vanilla, and bake in a loaf or two rather thin layers. If baked in layers, remove them from the pans and cool. Ice the first layer with a very thick covering of white boiled ICING almost as thick as the layer itself. Place the second layer of CAKE on top of this and cover with another thick layer of ICING.

Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4
by Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences (Year 1928)