Lady Goldenglow Cake
For the cake
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 grated rind of orange
1 egg and 1 yolk
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons Royal Baking Powder
1 cup milk
1 1/2 squares (1 ½ oz.) chocolate, melted
Orange Chocolate Icing
3 tablespoons melted butter
3 cups confectioner's sugar (powdered will not give as good results)
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 grated rind of ½ orange and pulp of orange
1 egg white
3 squares (3 oz.) chocolate
Cream shortening, add sugar and orange rind. Add beaten egg yolks. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and add alternately with the milk; lastly fold in one beaten egg white. Divide batter into two parts. To one part add the melted chocolate. Put by tablespoonfuls alternating dark and light batter, into three greased and floured layer cake pans. Bake in moderate oven 375 F, twenty minutes.
To make Orange Chocolate Icing: Put butter, sugar, orange juice and rind into bowl. Cut pulp from orange, removing skin and seeds, and add. Beat all together until smooth. Fold in beaten egg white. Spread this icing on layer used for top of cake. While icing is soft sprinkle with unsweetened chocolate shaved in fine pieces with sharp knife (use one-half square). To remaining icing add 2 1/2 squares (2 1/2 oz.) unsweetened chocolate which has been melted. Spread this thickly between layers and on sides of cake.
Makes one three-layer cake (nine-inch pans).
From Any One Can Bake (Royal Baking Powder Company, NY, 1933) - the picture at right is from this book.