National Chocolate Cake Day

Happy National Chocolate Cake Day!!!  I love these little foodie holidays because it gives us permission to celebrate our favorite treats with no guilt.  I am sharing with you one of my favorite chocolate cake recipes which came from my Grandma Lyke.

Grandma's Chocolate Cake

1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup melted butter
2 cups sugar
2 egg yolks
1 teas. vanilla
1/2 cup sour cream

Mix these ingredients together by hand in a large bowl.  Make sure to temper the egg yolks by mixing them in last.

Sift together....

2 cups flour
1 teas. baking soda
a pinch of salt

Slowly add to chocolate mixture and stir by hand (no electric mixers used in this recipe).  

Stir in 1 cup of boiling water.

Beat the two egg white until white and fluffy and fold into the batter.

Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test.

Let cool.  Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting!

I know it seems crazy not to use your kitchen aid with this cake...but it does make a difference.  Old fashioned cakes were more moist and dense than we are used to today.  This cake recipe is close to 100 years old and has been the chocolate cake enjoyed in our family for years. 

Every year we do something to remember Grandma on her birthday, so it's perfect that today is National Chocolate Cake day, because her recipe is one of our most requested cakes of all time.  We hope you enjoy this slow, homemade slice of chocolate!  

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