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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

It's Chocolate Cake Day!

Hey everybody, it’s Chocolate Cake Day. Need I say more???

First up, Black Magic Chocolate Cake.

Black Magic Chocolate Cake

I probably should have typed out the recipes for these two but, I didn’t:) So, I present to you in their original entirety; Never Fail Devil’s Food Cake and Cold Water Chocolate Cake, unfortunately not dated.

Devil's Food Chocolate Cake | National Chocolate Cake DayCold Water Chocolate Cake | Chocolate Cake Day

Okay, time for taste of a more modern Chocolate Cake. How about Walt’s Chocolate Beer Cake?

Chocolate Beer Cake | National Chocolate Cake Day

As a cookbook collector for oh so many years, I’ve managed to gather quite a collection of loose recipes. I must say though, this is the one and only recipe “gem” held together with a safety pin, lol…

Devil's Food Cake | Vintage Recipe

Musn’t forget the Icing:)

Here are a couple of typed index card recipes. Gotta luv them! (especially when you look at the name, lol…no it isn’t me:) A quick search didn’t reveal any news about the Silver Lake House or their Chocolate Cake. How about another recipe for Never Fail Chocolate Cake?

Silver Lake Chocolate Cake Recipe

If I had baked a cake for National Chocolate Cake Day, Chocolate Cake Pudding would have been my choice. Quite frankly, the reason why I didn’t bake it was because I was afraid I would eat the whole thing! (I need chocolate soon:) I’m including this recipe for Clever Judy’s Frosting just because:)

Chocolate Cake Pudding | National Chocolate Cake Day
Update, at the last minute, I “threw” the Chocolate Pudding Cake in the oven. Snap! In forty-five minutes, Marion was stuffing her face with Chocolate Pudding Cake with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. As for me, here’s my ooey, gooey taste! If you want a better picture and variation of the recipe, check out this link.
Chocolate Cake Pudding

My second choice would have to be this Caramel Frosted Chocolate Cake. Caramel and Chocolate, oh my!!!

Caramel Frosted Chocolate Cake

Thanks for hanging out with me for Chocolate Cake Day. I’m going to be back for a quick post Sunday night to reveal the new calendar for February. Just wait until you see all the delicious food days February has to offer. Another yummy of a month!!!

46 comments:

  1. Chocolate cake day sounds like the best day of the year so far. Chocolate pudding cake sounds like the best cake. I haven't made a pudding cake in a long time: maybe today's the day. Maybe I'll stick with a few resolutions. I love your hand-made and old-time-typewriter-made recipe cards, including splashes! I bet I could find a pudding cake card in my old recipe box which I can't bring myself to get rid of (despite having typed my favorites into the computer).

    Happy Chocolate Cake Day!! best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. It still amazes me when you take the first scoop of that cake and the pudding reveals itself so creamy and shiny, Mae. You really should hit that recipe box and bake one! (I think sometimes it's called magic cake:) You won't be sorry!!! Thanks for popping by Mae...

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  2. Oh my this looks amazing. And I am trying to eat healthy.

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    1. That makes all of us Lady Lilith, lol...Sometimes I just have to quench that craving though otherwise I won't be able to think of anything else, lol...Thanks for stopping by...

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  3. Chocolate cake day? Sign me up! Who doesn't love -- adore! -- chocolate cake? Fun posts, some great recipes. Thanks!

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    1. Personally, I think every day should be chocolate cake day John! Thank YOU!

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  4. Happy Chocolate Cake Day, Louise!

    Thanks for the reminder. How could such an important day go uncelebrated? That Chocolate Pudding Cake looks delicious! Will make it today.
    Thanks for sharing and bringing back memories :-)

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    1. I'm still celebrating Margaret!!! Thanks for visiting:)

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  5. Now I'm craving the hot fudge pudding cake I used to make. Haven't had that in years!

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    1. Go for it, Poppy. You won't be sorry!!!

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  6. Oh my Louise ,
    Dropped in to sa hello , so glad I did , love chocolate and these are on my do do list , especially the chocolate beer cake , I can see in my minds eye Baby Boy telling everyone... mama is making a drunk cake .
    Hope you and Marion is doing OK , staying safe and warm and of course wiggling your toes . Hugs to both of you , hope to be back soon .
    Nee oxoxox

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    1. Hi Nee!!!
      Thank you so much for stopping by. I know you have a very busy schedule these days:) The Chocolate Beer Cake does sound interesting. I bet Baby Boy will have a blast talking about that one, lol...Marion and I are doing fine. I hope all is well by you too:)

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  7. Hi Louise, cannot wait for the February calendar reveal. Love chocolate cake, I found some really neat recipes of my mom's in a metal box clipped together, some were typed, some were hand-written.

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    1. Those clipped recipes sound so cool, Cheri. Maybe one day you will share a chocolate cake baked from one of them with us:)

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  8. Oh, my! I knew I should have been baking a chocolate cake today! Shucks! Now, how will I be able to remember that NEXT year?:-) xo Nellie

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    1. Dowload the calendar Nellie. Then you might remember!

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  9. I am a die hard fan of chocolate cakes and i was going to bake a chocolate cake today ..did'nt know today was chocolate cake day...gonna save all these cakes to try some day..

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    1. Every day should be Chocolate Cake Day, Gloria. I hope when you bake one you save me a piece, lol...

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  10. This is definitely my day Louise! I love cakes but most of all I love chocolate! Your collection of old recipes is so vintage and I love it! I printed couple of them to try! Have a lovely rest of the week!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed your visit, Katerina. Save me a piece of one of those cakes when you bake them, lol...

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  11. Here's one day I'm not tempted! Although I love a German Chocolate cake...does that count?

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  12. All look amazing Louise ! I dont have idea was the chocolate day, Amazing and delicious!!
    Sorry by the comment of chocolate in rabbit post lol
    xoxoxoxox

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    1. Not to worry, Gloria...thanks for popping by:)

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  13. Hi Louise,
    I'm sure that 'last minute' Chocolate Pudding Cake taste good. Oh the recipe Silver Lake House Chocolate. .. not by you ? Lol
    I'm with you ... Caramel Frosted Chocolate Cake looks really yummy! I like the caramelised almond topping.
    Thanks for all these chocolaty chocolates sharing. Have a great weekend and hope the see your yummy February calendar soon !

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    1. Hi Karen:)
      It was so yummy Karen. I wish I had more, lol...I do believe everyday should be Chocolate Cake Day! Don't you:)

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  14. I've had chocolate cakes on my mind because I need to bake a birthday cake soon. These all sound great! Love the caramel frosting for a chocolate cake.

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    1. Oooey gooey Caramel Frosting has to be one of the best frostings for a Chocolate Cake, doesn't it Lisa??? Although, Chocolate Cake with any frosting may just be fine with me too, lol...

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  15. so many chocolate cakes, so little time! i've nearly decided to make one of the cakes for my wedding, and if i do, it will most definitely be chocolate, my fiance's favorite. :)

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    1. Tis true, Grace, tis true:) You're going to bake your own wedding cake?!?! How cool is that??? Be careful though wedding can get very hectic for the bride. You might be better off having one baked for the big day. Chocolate of course:)

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  16. Dear Louise,
    What a fantastic post!!! I love Chocolate anything, but in a cake it is as they say the bomb!! So many different recipes, but they are all the best I am sure. Have to try them all...I just made brownies the other night, to take to the rehab center. The staff there are so nice and I know they are taking good care of my mom so I thought some brownies would be a nice thought. They enjoyed them for sure..maybe next time I will make one of your yummy chocolate cakes. I am getting hungry now..Thanks for sharing this post. Have a wonderful rest of the week..Say Hello to Marion for me...Looking forward to your next post on Sunday!
    Hugs Dottie :)

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    1. How sweet of you to bake brownies for the staff, Dottie. I remember baking for the nurses when Marion was in the hospital and they were oh so thankful:) Glad to hear your Mom is on the road to recovery. Fingers crossed and lots of prayers that she is well by Easter:)

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  17. Ah, my kids would love any or all of these cakes. The Chocolate Cake Pudding is in one of my cookbooks, and Ryan dubbed it "Magic Cake" when he was in first grade. It is truly magical - try it with whipped cream, ice cream, or both!

    And I love it when I find loose recipes in an old cookbook, or markings beside recipes. I write in my cookbooks in pencil, and some day maybe someone will appreciate the notes.

    Maybe I'll make a chocolate cake tonight, although a day late; no one ever complains about day-late celebrations, right? Great post, Louise!

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    1. I never realized how many of those Chocolate Pudding Cakes were around. They remind me of the Lemon Pudding Cake I posted years ago:) I think it was called Magic Lemon Cake, lol...

      Notations in old cookbooks is a favorite of mine too, Marjie. I try to imagine the circumstances for making the recipe in the first place. I'm sure someday someone will appreciate your notes too:)

      Thanks for popping by Marjie...

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  18. Ohhh adoro el chocolate una idea fantástica gran receta antigua de las mamás,abrazos

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    1. Non avrei mai dire di no a torta al cioccolato Rosita, mai !!!

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  19. Louise, great post. I love all your chocolate cake recipes. I haven't baked a chocolate cake in a long time. After seeing all your delicious recipe I have the urge to do so.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed this post, Dawn. It was such FUN to share! Time to bake a chocolate cake!

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  20. I love the old recipes that are handwritten on bits of small card. And some of the cakes have such wonderful names, too. I make a cake from an old recipe that's called 'Black Midnight Chocolate Cake'. It's everyone's favourite and the recipe has lasted through many generations xx

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    1. I've actually have a recipe for Black Magic Chocolate Cake written on an index card, Charlie. I came {{{this close}}} to posting it with the rest of the recipes. Very cool to know the recipe is a keeper! Thanks so much for sharing...

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  21. Of course this is a favorite food holiday for me! So many different chocolate cakes. Thanks so much for posting. Love the beer chocolate cake. I don't have that one. This post is also a lesson in penmanship, remember that? So many people of a certain age have writing that is so very similar. I recognize my mother's writing in those recipes. Not so much by the time I got to school. Maybe I was influenced by my doctor father. My handwriting is pretty illegible--but not my baking! Happy Chocolate Cake Day!!!

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    1. I'm so sorry Janet. I meant to let you know when this post went up. After all these years, I know how much you love this "holiday." I can see you baking that Beer Chocolate Cake for sure. Please save me a piece when you do:)

      I picked out some of the legible recipes, Janet. There are quite a few I think of tossing because they are so difficult to read but, I just can't do it!

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  22. Hi Louise,
    Everyone needs a chocolate cake at least once. The safety pin is a cool idea, probably the baker hangs it somewhere while baking. Your chocolate pudding cake looks so delicious! No wonder Marion is enjoying it, and with vanilla ice cream, wow, I wish I have a slice right now!
    Have a great week!

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    1. Isn't that safety pin so cool, Joyce. It's the only recipe I have like that, lol...The pudding cake was delicious, according to Marion that is:)

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  23. You know I am more of a yellow cake person Louise. Good think or I'd feel just terrible missing Chocolate Cake Day! (Is there a yellow cake day???)

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    1. I'm not sure about a "yellow cake" day Inger but, there is Pound Cake Day, Angel Food Cake Day, Black Forest Cake Day (oh wait that's chocolate:) I'll have to make a note to find out, lol...

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Through this wide opened gate,
none came too early,
none returned too late.

Thanks for dropping in...Louise

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