Who knew there was a national holiday for all the chocolate cake lovers out there! And there's only one way to celebrate this momentous occasion...by baking a delicious chocolate cake!
Here's a recipe that has been passed on from my grandmother, to my mom, and now to me (and hopefully one day to my daughter):
Chocolate Fudge Cake
1 c. Wesson oil
½ c. cocoa
½ c. cocoa
½ c. water
2 c. sugar
1 ½ c. flour
1 t. soda
1 c. buttermilk
1 t. vanilla
½ t. salt
Measure oil, cocoa, water and sugar in medium saucepan over medium high heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Cook until bubbles begin to form on side of mixture. Take off stove and let cool. In mixing bowl, sift flour and salt together. In pan of cooled mixture add eggs, one at a time. Add flour mixture and buttermilk (mixed with soda) alternately. Mix well. Add vanilla. Mixture will be thin and may have lumps. Pour mixture into 9-inch round cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until toothpick stuck in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
This cake is delicious unfrosted. But if you would like to add some more sweetness, store-bought or even homemade chocolate frosting is the way to go! I have made this several times, and it is always a hit. :0)
Happy National Chocolate Cake Day! How will you celebrate?
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