MacArthur Park Cake


We had our company holiday party at the MacArthur Hotel next to MacArthur Park and it was raining. I hope you can figure out the rest.


1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
5 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups milk
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 12oz. can evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour one 9×13 inch baking pan.

Sift flour and baking powder together and set aside.

Cream butter or margarine and the 1 cup sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs and the 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract; beat well.

Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture 2 tablespoons at a time; mix until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Pierce cake several times with a fork.

Combine the whole milk, condensed milk, and evaporated milk together. Pour over the top of the cooled cake.

Whip whipping cream, the remaining 1 cup of the sugar, and the remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla together until thick. Spread over the top of cake. Be sure and keep cake refrigerated.

I got the recipe here.

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