Thursday, January 27, 2011

National Chocolate Cake Day

I've never heard of National Chocolate Cake Day, but hey, who am I to refuse anything chocolate? Chocolate cake and a tall glass of cold milk - it doesn't get any better than that.  So just exactly what is chocolate cake day? From my research, I discovered,
National Chocolate Cake Day is  always January 27th
Chocolate Cake Day is a a chocolate lovers delight, and a day to eat cake.   A day to "bake your chocolate cake....and eat it, too!"
On this day, a white or yellow cake will not do. Nor, will part chocolate, part white suffice. It must be chocolate, all chocolate. You can make milk chocolate, dark chocolate, fudge, or any other type of chocolate cake.
The only reference to Chocolate Day on the Internet is from Ecard and calendar websites. This might lead you to conclude that this as a day for(and by) the Ecard companies. But, we know better. This day is for you, and all chocolate lovers.
There are three objectives of Chocolate Cake Day: To bake a chocolate cake. To decorate a chocolate cake. And, to eat a chocolate cake. Of course, if you are to busy to bake or decorate a cake, then just eating a chocolate cake will certainly do!

Now this is a holiday worth celebrating. I love the idea. Of course I love chocolate, so maybe that's why. I don't know who instituted this day or why, but it sounds good to me. Happy Chocolate Cake Day

A friend gave me this recipe for Crazy Cake a long time ago.Her mother used to make it. It's an easy, quick cake and doesn't call for eggs.




Crazy Cake

"This cake was popular during the depression, and does not have eggs in it."

Ingredients:

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
 3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups cold water


Directions:

1. Sift flour, sugar, salt, soda, and cocoa together into a 9 x 13 inch ungreased cake pan. Make three wells. Pour oil into one well, vinegar into second, and vanilla into third well. Pour cold water over all, and stir well with fork.

2. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean. Frost with your favorite icing or sprinkle with powder sugar.


16 comments:

Ginger Simpson said...

Now you have me craving chocolate cake. Darn! I have a recipe for one. Betty Crocker's chocolate cake mix, open box, follow directions and bake. Ice with ready-made frosting in a can. *lol*

lionmother said...

Darn I ran out of vanilla when I baked my daughter's birthday cakes. Yes, plural, because the first one didn't work. Hope it isn't too snowy so I can get out and get some and bake some chocolate cake.:) I love it and love there is a day devoted to it:)

Elaine Cantrell said...

If there wasn't a day devoted to chocolate cake there should be!

C. Zampa said...

I missed this post yesterday, so I've missed National Chocolate Cake Day! Well, I'll just have to make up for it today!
Thank you for the recipe!

J Q Rose said...

Thank you thank you thank you for sharing the Crazy Cake recipe! I made it with our daughters when they were young and made it with my Grandmother when I was young. Now I can make it with my grandkids. Hooray! Also a huge thanks for you discovering this fabulous holiday!!
(Are you sure you didn't just make this up? You are a writer of FICTION----)

Delaney Diamond said...

Roseanne, I'm a foodie, so National Chocolate Cake Day is right up my alley. I'm posting chocolate cake recipes on my FB page. Here are two that you might like.

Flourless chocolate cake for those who are gluten intolerant: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/chocolate-cracked-earth-flourless-chocolate-cake-recipe/index.html

Chocolate cheesecake: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/new-york-style-chocolate-cheesecake-recipe/index.html

Both good and decadent and the perfect way to celebrate the day. Thanks for the post.

Roseanne Dowell said...

Honest, I didn't make this day up. I'm a fiction writer, but I don't have that great of an imagination, I guess. I never would have dreamed of a chocolate cake day.
I can't imagine a cake without flour, but I just might try it and the chocolatecheese cake sounds heavenly. Two of my favorite things chocolate and cheesecake -

Kat said...

I love chocolate cake and am so glad they gave it a day.:-) Go chocolate cake!

Karen McGrath said...

Thanks, Roseanne, this sounds amazing! :)

Ginger Simpson said...

Anything in which chocolate is involved sounds awesome. I think if someone dipped an old tennis shoe in chocolate, it would sound more appealing. Chocolate-covered Strawberries, yum...chocolate-covered Nikes? Who knows.

BarbaraB said...

How fun! Thanks, Roseanne. I copied the recipe. Naturally I need to go on a diet, but what the heck.
This is absolutely one of the BEST holidays ever.

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

I helped my daughter's third-grade class make a depression chocolate cake that had tomato sauce in it. You wouldn't think it, but that cake was good!

Morgan Mandel said...

Looks great, but please do not tempt me like this!

Morgan Mandel
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

Roseanne Dowell said...

Not sure I'd like the chocolate covered tennis shoe, Ginger. Anna do you have that recipe? Can you send it to me? I'm game to try almost anything once.

S.Durham said...

This totally calls to the chocoholic in me:) In fact I think my childhood friend's mother use to make this cake. It was so good!

Sara

Susan Hornbach said...

Well, having a day set aside for chocolate cake is all very nice, and next year I will remember, but in the mean time, I think everday will be chocolate day. I would feel cheated if I didn't have my little bit of choco heaven every day. Now, who has a gluten free chocolate cake recipe, so I'll be ready for next year? Thanks for the crazy cake recipe Roseanne. I'll make it for my kids. I'm interested in seeing how it will taste without eggs.