This section is from the book "Queen's Of Cuisine", by Martha Logan. Also available from Amazon: Queens of Cuisine.
Quick Mix—No Creaming Method Yield = Two 9-inch layers or three 8-inch layers.
Pre-heat oven and set at 375° F.
Line bottoms of two 9-inch or three 8-inch round layer cake pans with two layers of waxed paper.
Have all ingredients at room temperature.
Sift flour before measuring.
1/2 cup Swift'ning. 1 teaspoon salt.
2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour 1 teaspoon vanilla.
1 3/4 cups sugar 1 cup milk 4 teaspoons double acting baking powder.
2 squares melted chocolate 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk.
Place Swift'ning in bowl. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into bowl. Add vanilla and 1 cup milk. Beat 2 minutes on medium speed of electric mixer or by hand using 150 strokes per minute. Throughout mixing time keep batter scraped from sides and bottom of bowl with rubber scraper. Scrape bowl and beaters.
Add Group II. Beat for 2 additional minutes. Scrape bowl and beaters. Pour equal amounts of batter into cake pans. Bake.
*May use 3 teaspoons of single acting baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon soda.
Snowy Cream or Chocolate Frosting.