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Starlight Double-Delight Cake

This recipe was the grand prize winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest in 1951

Starlight Double-Delight Cake

Helen Weston´s 1951 Grand Prize winner uses a unique technique: some of the frosting is blended with the cake batter before it´s baked, yielding a superbly moist, rich cake.

This recipe was the grand prize winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest in 1951.

Recipe courtesy of Pillsbury.

Every other winning recipe from the Pillsbury Bake-Off.

Ingredients

Frosting

  • 6 Ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 Cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 Teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 6 Cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 Cup hot water
  • 4 Ounces semisweet chocolate, melted

Cake

  • 1/4 Cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 Cups Pillsbury BEST All Purpose or Unbleached Flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 Cups milk

Directions

Frosting

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans. In large bowl, combine cream cheese, 1/2 cup margarine, vanilla and peppermint extract; blend until smooth. Add powdered sugar alternately with hot water, beating until smooth. Add chocolate; blend well.

Cake

In another large bowl, combine 2 cups of the frosting mixture and 1/4 cup margarine; blend well. Beat in eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour, baking soda, salt and milk; beat until smooth. Pour batter evenly into greased and floured pans.

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.

To assemble cake, place 1 layer, top side down, on serving plate. Spread with about 1/4 of frosting. Top with second layer, top side up. Spread sides and top of cake with remaining frosting. Store in refrigerator.

Nutritional Facts
Servings12
Calories Per Serving529
Total Fat21g32%
Sugar65gN/A
Saturated7g36%
Cholesterol57mg19%
Protein5g10%
Carbs83g28%
Vitamin A76µg8%
Vitamin B120.2µg3.3%
Vitamin D0.5µg0.1%
Vitamin E1mg4.8%
Vitamin K12µg14%
Calcium45mg4%
Fiber1g4%
Folate (food)15µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)69µg17%
Folic acid32µgN/A
Iron2mg9%
Magnesium20mg5%
Monounsaturated8gN/A
Niacin (B3)1mg7%
Phosphorus85mg12%
Polyunsaturated4gN/A
Potassium115mg3%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg12.7%
Sodium349mg15%
Sugars, added64gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.2mg12.3%
Trans2gN/A
Zinc0.6mg3.9%