I’ve been told that today is Chocolate Cake Day ~ I figure any day is chocolate cake day so I will take this opportunity to repost my Mom’s chocolate cake recipe. This is the recipe that EVERYBODY in my family requests for their birthday. I think I could make it with my eyes closed. It’s not as sweet as cakes go and it’s dense but we love it.
Happy Chocolate Cake Day!
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.
Makes 8-12 servings depending on size of the slices.