- 3/4 cup shortening
- 2 1/4 cups sugar
- 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 6 egg whites
- 5 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, divided
- 1 1/2 tablespoons plus 1teaspoon butter or margarine, divided
- Marshmallow Frosting
How to Make It
Grease and flour three 9-inch round cake pans; set aside.
Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat well after each addition.
Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until stiff peaks form; gently fold into batter.
Pour one-third of batter into 1 prepared pan. Melt 3 squares chocolate and 1 1/2 tablespoons butter; stir into remaining two thirds batter. Pour into remaining prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely.
Spread Marshmallow Frosting between layers, placing white layer in the center. Frost top and sides of cake. Combine remaining chocolate and butter; melt over low heat, stirring frequently. Cool slightly, and drizzle over top of cake.