Chocolate Cake 1943

Marcia McCance


This recipe was given to my mother by her friend Mabel Goff in 1943. I was not born until 1949, so I don't know Mrs. Goff, but I think my folks were living in Cleveland, Ohio at the time.

Again, I don't know if I ever tasted this one, but my mother took the time to write it in her note book so she must have liked it.

Mom often wrote her recipes in an abbreviated style because she was taking notes as someone else talked. She also tried to write two recipes per page so did not waste space with "understood" directions.


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1 c
1/2 c
whole eggs
chocolate, unsweetened squares, melted
1 2/3 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking powder
2/3 c
1 tsp
1/2 c
nuts (walnuts or pecans)

How to Make Chocolate Cake 1943


  • 1cream the butter and the sugar
  • 2add the egg and beat until combined
  • 3add the melted chocolate
  • 4alternately add flour and milk, mixing between additions until all has been incorporated
  • 5add the nuts and vanilla and stir
  • 6Place in square or round cake pan

    bake at 350 until done

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About Chocolate Cake 1943

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom
Hashtags: #Old, #fashioned

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