As you know, it is my day for chocolate! Among other things...like cleaning house and doing laundry!
|Not a pretty cake but delicious!|
The hot fudge icing seeps into the cake making it taste more like candy!
Next Sunday is a baby shower in my home for a sweet young lady having her second daughter and I kicked it into high gear to get my house prepared, cleaning now, decorating next Saturday. Opportunity and the desire to clean during the week is not very much to none so today was the day but I held firm to my plan to bake a chocolate cake. Not just any cake but the best chocolate cake ever....my grandmother's chocolate cake.
I still have a bit of creative time left over to use before the day is over.
Does baking count as being creative?
Grandmama’s Chocolate Cake
Add to creamed mixture:1 cup shortening2 cups sugar2 eggs
1/2 cup cocoa1/2 cup boiling water
Add alternately flour mixture and milk mixture ending with flour:
2 1/4 cups flour1 tsp soda1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups milk1 tsp vanilla
Turn oven on to 350°. Prepare four 9 inch pans by greasing and flouring. Cut wax paper to fit the bottom of the pan. Pour batter equally into pans and bake for 25 minutes.
Ice with fudge while hot.
Grandmama used a toothpick and poked holes in the hot cake so fudge would run into the cake.
2 cups sugar, 1 stick butter, 1/2 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup evaporated milk.
Combine in iron skillet and heat to boiling. Boil for about a minute or two. Pour over hot cake, pulling up fudge from the bottom and icing continually until the fudge hardens on the cake.