fudge sundae cake

Fudge Sundae Cake

A rich, moist chocolate beauty of a cake! Make it with our special Softasilk recipe, and serve it proudly. Remember, even if you sifted ordinary flour over and over, it could never be so light and fine-textured as soft…soft…Softasilk!

2/3 cup soft shortening
1 2/3 cups sugar
3 eggs (1/2 to 2/3 cup)
2 1/4 cups sifted Softasilk Cake Flour
2/3 cup cocoa
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups water
1 teaspoon vanilla

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 2 layer pans, 9×1 1/2-inch. Cream shortening sugar, eggs together until fluffy (beat 5 minutes high speed on mixer or by hand). Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder, soda and salt together. Mix in alternately with water and vanilla. (Use low speef on mixer.) Bake about 35 minutes. Cool. Split each layer crosswise into two layers. Frost with Betty Crocker Fluffy White Frosting Mix (if you like lots of frosting, use two packages). Pour Fudge Sundae Sauce over frosting; combine 6-oz. package semi-sweet chocolate pieces, 2 tablespoons light corn syrup, 3 tablespoons cream, 1 tablespoon butter in saucepan. Stir over low heat until smooth and creamy. (If sauce becomes too thick to dribble over cake, add one or two teaspoons cream, stir until creamy again.)