The Best Chocolate Cake is combines cocoa and coffee to create a chocolate lover’s dream. I tend to keep my kitchen stocked with very good dark chocolate buttons (70 per cent cocoa solids) as this entirely dispenses with any need to chop chocolate before melting it. Do not dream of using normal confectionary ones (except just to eat, of course).
The recipe (bake in 3 or 4 layer pans”) was printed in the Thursday September 13, 1956 issue of The Canadian Record (Canadian, TX), sent by two readers in response to the previous week’s request for a German Sweet Chocolate Cake,” and on the same date in the Abilene Reporter News (TX), the writer explaining: Two of the cakes getting rave notices at the fair were such recipes and I want to share them with you.
This is the kind of recipe that hits all the right notes for me: it is frosty and thick and super-creamy (please use whole milk) and the chocolate flavor is deep and the mint flavor is fresh, and the shake is sweet from the dates but also bitter-edged from the cocoa.
When I was a little kidlet, me and one of my best friends Katherine (hi Kat!), would always save up our loonies (that’s Canadian slang for dollars), then when our parents weren’t looking, we would go and buy a big chocolate cake that they sold in the freezer section of the grocery store.
In the end, I repeated this 3 times, although my 2nd batch turned out poor due to my ingredients – i tried to reduce the sugar but realised my pineapples were too sour and my butter was left out a little too long at room temperature before mixing (kept this batch for my mom who loves sour stuff!