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Mrs. Weida's Chocolate Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Mrs. Weida's Chocolate Cake, by , is from The Dillard Family and Friends Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Richard Fiumara
Added: Monday, October 13, 2008


Cake Mixture:

1 pound dark brown sugar
2 cups flour
pound baking chocolate unsweetened
1 teaspoon baking soda diluted w/ a dash of vinegar
1 cup water
cup butter, melted
cup milk
2 eggs beaten
1 teaspoon Vanilla


1 cup ganulated sgar
1 square chocolate unsweetened
3 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup water
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon butter

Cake Directions

Mix Brown Sugar & Flour
Melt Chocolate, Water, & Butter Together
Combine Flour & Chocolate Mixtures Together. Mix Well
Add Milk, Beaten Eggs & Baking Soda Mixture.
Mix Well.
Add vanilla

Grease & flour two 8" round cake pans

Fill pans w/cake batter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees & bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean

Cool on racks.

Icing Directions

Combine all ingredients except vanilla & butter in a small pot

On medium heat, bring to a boil while stirring vigorously.
Stir until thick & smooth

Add vanilla & butter.
Beat well
Let cool slightly & then ice cake. 1/3 of icing should be used between layers & the rest to ice top & sides.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6 to 8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
Prep Time = 1 hour, Total Time = 2 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe can be made in a large rectangular pan & iced in the pan. Good for picnic. However, the full chocolate experience is best in the 2 layer cake format.

This recipe was given to my mother over 50 years ago by an old Pennsylvania Dutch woman who lived out in the country close to Allentown, PA. You pronounce her name as WIDE-A. There is no telling how old this recipe really is.




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