I haven’t been baking much lately since Dave and I are both working on our New Year’s resolutions for healthier eating.
BUT . . . yesterday was Valentine’s Day, right?
And Valentine’s Day was MADE for chocolate, right???
I still remember sitting in my grandmother’s kitchen copying down this recipe from her file box when I was a new bride.
It’s just as delicious as ever!
Thank you, Grandma! ♥
In a large bowl, blend and set aside:
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups flour
- ½ tsp salt
In a heavy pan, blend and bring to a boil:
- 1 stick butter
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup oil
- ¼ cup cocoa
Pour the hot liquid over the dry ingredients and beat until smooth. Add:
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking powder
Beat until smooth. Pour into prepared large cake pan and bake 30 minutes at 325 degrees.
Five minutes before the cake is done, blend and bring to a boil the following:
- 1 stick butter
- 6 Tbsp milk
- 4 Tbsp cocoa
Pour over 1 lb of powdered sugar. Add 1 tsp vanilla and beat until smooth.
Punch holes in the hot cake with a fork or toothpick and pour the hot frosting on top. Let cool and serve.
Q – I love making recipes handed-down from relatives. Ah, the memories they evoke.
I know . . . they’re the best, aren’t they??? 🙂
It was good, too
Thank you, Dave! xoxoxo
Definite must try. Thanks for sharing, and I’m still loving the previous recipe. Mtetar
Yay! I hope you love this one too, Mtetar! 🙂
I’ll it has my ingredients. http://projectsbyMtetar.wordpress.com
OMG! I’m craving some chocolate and this would be perfection 🙂
It IS! I wish you lived next door so I could run you over a piece RIGHT now!!! 🙂
Looks delicious. Any left?
Yes! Come on over!!! 🙂
Wish I could x
Writing this one down! Thank you for sharing sounds simply delicious!:)
I hope you love it, too! 🙂
Wow, that looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.
You’re very welcome! 🙂
Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe !!
You’re so welcome . . . I hope you get a chance to try it! 🙂
I will give it a try !!
for a sweet week-end… an award for you!!!
All the best!
Thank you! That’s so sweet of you! 🙂
U’re welcome! 🙂
These look so very wonderful Katherine!!
Thank you, Kenley! I notice we’re both thinking *chocolate* today! 🙂
Haha! Well, it was Valentine’s week … I think Chocolate is mandatory right??!! 🙂
It was fun to have an excuse to make it! 🙂
Hand-me-down recipes are the best, aren’t they? That looks DELICIOUS!
They ARE, Lauren! 🙂
I might try this recipe on Sunday. Thanks Katherine!
You’re very welcome! 🙂
This sounds mouthwatering! Thank you!
You’re welcome, Anny! 🙂
Aaah! I have to stop everything and make this cake NOW! Thanks for sharing!
That made me laugh!!! 🙂 Enjoy! 🙂
That sounds delicious, I’m going to pass it around and see if any one makes it for me:-)
That sounds like a GREAT plan, Lois! 🙂
Oh, better idea than my plan of making it for dessert. If you find somebody to make it for you, how hard can it be for them to make a double recipe for me?? 🙂
I’ll ask around 🙂 I realize how fortunate I am not to have a stove, I can’t indulge in delicacies like your cake on my own, helps to eat healthier.
lush! I’m going to have to try this…
Yay! You’ll love it, I promise! 🙂
Looks yummy, thanks for sharing!
Oh dear, with people tweeting about grilled cheese and blogging about chocolate cake…..how is one to eat healthy!!!???? I crave both of these now! (And, you know I’m going to make grilled cheese and then this cake for dessert). So, thank you! Or something…lol.
You’re welcome . . . and I’m sorry! 🙂
Sounds and looks delicious! May have to try it myself! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome! 🙂
Thks for sharing Katherine I will try this one for sure! We love chocolate cake around here! I’m sure it’s great, grand ma’s recipes are always the best! 🙂
I agree, Ingrid . . . hope you love it! 🙂
I’m sure, I will thk you! 🙂
This looks delicious!!! Thank goodness for time-honored/tested recipes!!! Thank you for sharing it with us!
You’re very welcome! I DO love these family recipes . . . what would we do without them??? 🙂
A nice bloke, home cooked chocolate cake, and fond memories! It rarely gets better than that!
Amen to that! 🙂
Yum! I love chocolate cake! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Want to hear something funny? My grandma is visiting me this weekend and she brought over chocolate cake that she made from scratch, and it looks just like your picture! 🙂
I love that story! Yay!!! for grandmas!!!!!! 🙂
Nothing says lovin’ like something from the oven….this is one sure way to a mans heart!
Thursday was Valentines Day and I have a Red Velvet Cake in the oven now!!!
YUM!!! Enjoy! 🙂
It looks deliciously rich. We don’t have sticks of butter in Australia. Do you know roughly what it would weigh? I would love to make it!
A stick is one-half cup . . . hope that helps! 🙂
I know I would (will) like this …with some vanilla ice cream…Might as well go all of the way!
Wow, that sounds DELICIOUS!!! 🙂
Sound and looks delicious, must have a got at making that soon. Thanks. Linda x
You’re welcome, Linda! 🙂
My teenage daughter is the baker in our house and she made some delicious heart shape biscuits for Valentines, she decorated them all wit the piping kit that I bought her for Christmas! I will show her this recipe and hopefully she will make us one next weekend!
Wow . . . the biscuits sound beautiful! I hope she enjoys baking the cake . . . I know you’ll love eating it! 🙂
It WAS! Oh, yes, and half of it is still in the freezer . . . hmmm . . . 🙂
Hmmmmm! I ‘ll try this yummy Chocolate Cake!
You’ll love it! 🙂