Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Old Fashioned Chocolate CakeThe other day, I stopped by my in-laws to pick up my son after work.  My MIL (mother-in-law), gave me a piece of cake to try.  “It’s a recipe I found in the paper today,” she said.  Our local newspaper, The Scranton Times Tribune, has a weekly feature where they select two recipes to showcase in Wednesday’s edition.  About a year ago, I was lucky enough to be selected and have my recipe for Braciole featured!  It was quite exciting — my 15 seconds of “fame”!

So, I was excited to try a recipe from another local cook! The recipe below is from Nancy Gaughan.


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This was perfect!  A light, cake with a good crumb.  Just chocolately enough.  And the frosting was spot on!  When I think of a classic chocolate cake (perfect for a homemade birthday cake), this is what comes to mind!  I’m so glad my MIL cut this recipe out of the paper and gave it a try!  Every cook/baker needs to have a recipe like this in their recipe box!  Thanks, Nancy, for a great recipe!



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    17 thoughts on “Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

    1. I look forward to trying this recipe! Thanks for sharing…and congrats on your “15 seconds of fame” too…Ü

    2. I have a recipe from my husband’s family called “Garbage Cake” (because you dump it all in the mixer like this one) that they all love, but I find not worth the calories. This one is very similar, but slightly different in a few important ingredients (butter vs. oil and less vinegar) – not the least of which is the icing. I’m definitely going to try this cake in the future and pass it off as the Garbage Cake to see what they think! Thanks for sharing.

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