Wednesday, January 27, 2021

National Chocolate Cake Day

It's a cold, wintery afternoon here in southwest Missouri. In fact, we woke up to snow this morning.

My husband and I are still a bit under the weather so we're just staying in and taking it easy. I made a pot of taco soup and a pan of cornbread this morning for us to enjoy as we felt like it throughout the day and I started a jigsaw puzzle...Great Painters...The Impressionists.

Great Painters - The Impressionists

While scrolling through Facebook I discovered that today is National Chocolate Cake Day! To celebrate I made our favorite chocolate cake with a new-to-us, but very old-fashioned frosting recipe. Here are the recipes for both...


1 2/3 cup flour
1 1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour (or spray with pan spray) a 13x9x2-inch pan. Mix all ingredients together well and pour into cake pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until done. Ice with Broiled Butterscotch Frosting.

   Broiled Butterscotch Frosting

2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 cup chopped nuts
2 tablespoons milk

Mix ingredients together (I omitted the nuts) and spread over warm cake. Set oven control to broil or 550 degrees. Broil cake about 5 inches from heat until frosting bubbles and browns slightly...about 3 minutes. (Watch carefully as frosting burns easily.) Frosts one 13x9x2-inch cake.

I wasn't sure about this frosting at first, but my husband and I both really like it and I will definitely make it again.

How about you? How's your Wednesday going and what's the weather like where you're at?

Until next time...

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1 comment:

  1. Hope you're feeling much better today! Your chocolate cake looks delicious.


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