Saturday, March 26, 2011

Chocolate Cake Saturday

I love Saturdays!
As you know, it is my day for chocolate!  Among other 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 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
 Cream together:
1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
Add to creamed mixture:
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup boiling water

Add alternately flour mixture and milk mixture ending with flour:
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp soda
1/4 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups milk
1 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. 


  1. I can't believe you didn't invite me over! I could have totally helped you with that cake!
    I like the way you photographed only a corner of this notoriously "ugly" cake. I would have been able to only photograph a crumb last time I made it!

  2. Ha Ha! Yes, it was not a beautiful cake but it was the best I had ever made in taste!

    I took it over to Daniel's. It was his birthday. I still need to do one for Gaby whose birthday was last Thursday. You can help us with that one. I will not be able to eat that one if it not a Saturday.