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chocolate cake 1943

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Recipe by
Marcia McCance
Stone Mountain, GA

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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method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate cake 1943

  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 2
    whole eggs
  • 2
    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

  • 1
    cream the butter and the sugar
  • 2
    add the egg and beat until combined
  • 3
    add the melted chocolate
  • 4
    alternately add flour and milk, mixing between additions until all has been incorporated
  • 5
    add the nuts and vanilla and stir
  • 6
    Place in square or round cake pan bake at 350 until done