From My Mother’s Recipe Box: Never Fail Chocolate Cake

Valentine’s Day is approaching and you know what that means: chocolate! I wondered how chocolate became a part of this holiday tradition so I did a little research. Turns out Casanova ate chocolate to make him virile. Physicians in the 1800’s recommended chocolate for patients “pining for lost love.” And the first box of chocolates produced for Valentine’s Day was made by Richard Cadbury in the late 1800’s.

Bill and I don’t use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to eat chocolate since we enjoy a couple squares of Green & Black’s organic dark chocolate after dinner almost every night. We think it’s pretty healthy, and so does the Cleveland Clinic.

But if you’re looking for a chocolate recipe to make this year on February 14, try Ethel Hoadley’s Never Fail  Chocolate Cake from My Mother’s Recipe Box. It looks pretty easy….just like recipes used to be!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s