today is national chocolate cake day, and i can't think of a better thing to celebrate on a wednesday! i absolutely love chocolate cake! here's a little chocolate cake history for today . . .
according to the dover post, the first chocolate cake was born in 1765 when a doctor and a chocolate maker teamed up at an old mill and ground cocoa beans between huge millstones to make a thick syrup. they poured the syrupy liquid into molds shaped like cakes.
the earliest chocolate cake recipe was published in 1847 in "the lady's receipt book." the recipe was written by a popular philadelphia cookbook author named eliza leslie.
the first boxed cake mix was created by the "o. duff and sons" company in the late 1920s, and betty crocker released their first dry cake mix in 1947.
in honor of national chocolate cake day today, here are some of our favorite chocolate cake recipes that we have made and loved over the past few years:
- chocolate buttermilk cake
- chocolate sour-cream cake
- chocolate s'mores cake
- chocolate hazelnut cake
- chocolate peanut butter pretzel cake
- chocolate peanut butter checkerboard cake
- andes mint chocolate cake
- chocolate-raspberry sacher torte
- chocolate beet cake
- chocolate zucchini cake
- german chocolate cake
- chocolate cupcakes
- chocolate pancakes
enjoy this sweet day!
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"all you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."
- charles m. schulz