Monday, January 12, 2009

Easy Chocolate Cake

I recently reviewed and scanned several recipe journals that belonged to my maternal Great Grandmother Hazel Wilson Bolger. This recipe is from a journal that appears to be part of a recipe exchange group. Several of my grandmothers, great aunts, and distant cousins wrote recipes in this journal.

This particular entry was written by my Grandmother Eileen Smith, May 5, 1945. This was just two days before Victory in Europe Day, the end of WWII. Many of the recipes do not include instructions for temperature or time. So, make your best educated guess... and watch carefully! I have not had time to try all the recipes, but when I do, I'll provide feedback on instructions.

Easy Chocolate Cake

Sift together the following 4 ingredients
1 3/4 C. flour
1 1/4 C. sugar
4 T. cocoa
pinch of salt

1 1/2 C. sour cream
2 eggs, beaten
2 t. soda dissolved in 1/4 C. boiling water
1 t. vanilla

Combine beaten eggs and sour cream.
Add to dry ingredients. Beat well.
Add soda and vanilla.

Recipe Credit: Eileen Smith