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