Mom's Favorite 50's Chocolate Cake

  • Yield: 16 servings


8ounces cream cheese
1/2teaspoon vanilla
1/2teaspoon rum
6cups powdered sugar
1/4cup hot water
4ounces unsweetened chocolate
2 1/4cups flour
1 1/2teaspoons baking soda
1/4cup butter
3large eggs
3/4cup milk
1teaspoon baking powder


  1. Cream cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and rum until fluffy.  Beat in 3c powdered sugar.  Add  hot water alternately with last 3c powdered sugar.  Melt the chocolate, cool, and blend into mixture.  Save 1/2 of the complete mixture as frosting
  2. Sift together flour, baking soda, and baking powder.  Combine 1/4c butter and remaining frosting.  Blend in eggs one at a time.  Alternately add sifted dry ingredients with milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.
  3. Pour in two well greased and lightly floured 9 inch round cake pans.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 – 35 minutes until tops spring back.
  5. Cool and frost.