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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

happy national chocolate cake day!

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!
love, laurie

. . .

"all you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."
- charles m. schulz 

1 comment:

ma pa camlet said...

No look at that, I missed an opportunity to make and eat chocolate cake because I did not know that such a day existed. I think I will just do it on another day to celebrate.