1929 Black Chocolate Cake
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup boiling water
Let cool after pouring hot water over
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/4 cup sour milk, mixed with 3/4 teaspoonful soda
Pour boiling water over butter and cocoa
Add sugar and stir well
Add flour and milk alternately
Bake in moderate or slow oven
Emily Cooper Norris
Aug. 24, 1929
To make the sour milk, I put lemon juice or white vinegar in the bottom of the measuring cup and fill it to 1/4 with regular milk.
I add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
I mix it all in the KitchenAid mixer.
Bake in preheated 350º F. oven about 30 minutes.
This makes a one-layer cake or 10 cupcakes.
Such a simple, yet delicious cake to make, and just the right size if you aren't baking for a big crowd. When it cools, I'll frost it with a buttercream frosting: confectioners' sugar, butter, vanilla, milk. This is the twelfth and last installment of Matt's birthday present. I can't believe almost a year has gone by. It has been such a hit, I may do the same next year.