Recipe: Mrs. Roger’s Chocolate Cake

  •  2 ounces of chocolate,
  •  4 eggs,
  •  ½ a cup of milk,
  •  1 teaspoonful of vanilla,
  •  ½ a cup of butter,
  •  1 ½ cups of sugar,
  •  1 heaping teaspoonful of baking powder,
  •  1 ¾ cups of flour.

Dissolve the chocolate in five tablespoonfuls of boiling water. Beat the butter to a cream, add the yolks, beat again, then the milk, then the melted chocolate and flour. Give the whole a vigorous beating. Now beat the whites of the eggs to a stiff froth, and stir them carefully into the mixture; add the vanilla and baking powder. Mix quickly and lightly, turn into well-greased CAKE pan and bake in a moderate oven forty-five minutes.—From Mrs. Rorer’s Cook Book.

Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes and Home Made
Candy Recipes, by Miss Parloa (Year 1909)