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Serves 12 | Prep Time 45 | Cook Time 30

Why I Love This Recipe

I bought a cookbook from a church in Texas in 1972. This recipe was submitted by a member. Over the years the page has been used so much the name of the person has faded. This is my son's favorite birthday cake and Christmas cake.

Ingredients You'll Need

2 sticks butter - softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
2-1/2 cups cake flour sift - 3 times
3 heaping Tablespoons Nestle's Milk Chocolate
2 bottles red food coloring (1 oz each)
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 egg yolks
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 Tablespoon vinegar
3 stiffly beaten egg whites
1 teaspoon soda


Preheat oven to 350%

Grease and flour 3 cake pans (8 inch)

Add salt, soda and chocolate to sifted flour. Set aside.

Separate eggs and beat egg whites, set aside.

Cream buttter and suger till light and fluffy;

Add egg yolks and mix well;

Add red food coloring;

Add dry ingredients alternately with butter milk.

Add vinegar;

Gently fold in beaten egg whites.

Divide between pans and bake 25 to 30 minutes.

Frost with your favorite white frosting.

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