Brown Velvet Cake


  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 5 tsp. cocoa
  • 4 Tbsp. hot water
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  • 2 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla


Cream together the sifted brown sugar and shortening. Mix sour cream with 1/2 cup water and whip well. Add to first mixture. Then add 2 well-beaten egg yolks.combine cocoa with hot water to make paste and then add. Sift together flour, salt and soda and combine with other ingredients. Lastly, fold in stiffly beaten egg whites to which flavoring has been added. Turn into two layer pans and bake for 30 minutes in a 350 degrees F oven. This cake has a most unusual and delicate flavor. It is definitely different.

By Robin from Washington, IA


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January 27, 20070 found this helpful

No frosting? Why layers if no frosting?

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