Today is my DH’s birthday! Happy Birthday!
This recipe is my standard birthday cake. Everyone gets one. It’s the same recipe my Mom used when she would make birthday cakes for us kids when we were young. It’s an old fashioned cake and it’s best made in the morning, frosted, and let sit in the fridge until serving time. You can frost it with any kind of frosting but we always used whipped heavy cream. I don’t sweeten the cream since the cake is sweet and I like the combination of the sweet cake the cream.
My Mom’s Chocolate Cake
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 (1 oz) unsweetened baking chocolate squares, melted
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups cake flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup ice water
Stir butter to soften gradually, add sugar, creaming until light and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time beating well after each.
Blend in cooled chocolate and vanilla.
Sift together flour, soda and salt, add to creamed mixture alternately with water, beating after each addition.
Bake in 2 (8-inch) round, greased cake pans at 350º for 30-35 minutes.
Frost with 1 pint heavy or whipping cream, whipped or your favorite frosting.