Borden’s creamy centennial cake (1957)

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Borden's centennial cake recipe (1)

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Here’s a special centennial cake… with a special frosting…

“This is Borden’s 100th Birthday Cake — quick and easy to make and melt-in-your-mouth good! Economical, too; instead of the two ingredients, butter and milk, you use just one — Borden’s rich, thick cream.”

Borden’s centennial cake recipe
Borden's centennial cake recipe (1)

Borden's creamy centennial cake (1957)

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 pint (1 cup) Borden's heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream, chilled
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • Orange selections


  1. (Before starting, chill a bowl and rotary beater.) Line 2 lightly-greased 8-inch cake pans with waxed paper.
  2. Sift dry ingredients together twice.
  3. Pour cream and vanilla into a deep 1-quart bowl; beat with electric mixer or rotary beater until just stiff.
  4. Add eggs, beating until blended.
  5. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed of electric mixer or by hand until batter is well blended.
  6. Turn into pans.
  7. Bake in a moderate oven (350 F) 25 to 30 minutes.
  8. Cool 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from pans.
  10. To make the frosting, take out the chilled bowl and rotary beater.
  11. Mix gelatin and milk in a cup.
  12. Place over hot water and stir until gelatin is dissolved.
  13. Whip cream until stiff.
  14. Blend in gelatin and remaining ingredients.
  15. Chill; decorate with orange slices just before serving.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 252Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 229mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 4g

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This makes enough frosting to cover two 8-inch layers.

Borden's centennial cake recipe (2)

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