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Ingredients: 3/4 lb. sifted flour or cake flour 11 oz. sugar 10 oz. light brown sugar 3/4 tbsp. baking powder 3/4 tsp. baking soda 3/4 lb. soft butter 6 eggs 6 oz. cocoa 1 1/4 pints half & half
Preparation: Blend dry ingredients first. Then add everything else at once and blend. Bake cake at 365 degrees for 20-35 minutes depending on oven temperature. A toothpick will come out clean when cake is finished.
Butter Cream Icing Ingredients: 1 lbs. butter 1/2 lb. shortening 3/4 lb. to 1 lb. powdered sugar (desired sweetness) 1/2 c. to 3/4 c. cocoa (desired taste)
Whip butter and shortening until blended well. Add powdered sugar and cocoa and whip until fluffy. Icing should be airy.