Daddy's Chocolate Cake
Did you ever have a recipe that you used to make all the time...and then for some reason you don't make it for years and years? That happened to me recently with my recipe for Daddy's Chocolate Cake. This is a recipe my mom used to make ALL the time when we were growing up - and it got nicknamed Daddy's Chocolate Cake because my mom first made when she and my dad were dating and he loved it. Way back, in the 1930's, my mom had an after school job helping a woman who was a home economist from the college nearby. I think her names was Mrs. Kushki. Many of our family recipes are ones my mom learned while doing housework and helping Mrs. Kuski in the kitchen. That is where this recipe comes from - my mom would make it with icing some days, sometimes I remember her just sprinkling walnuts on top before it baked...but it was a staple in our house. My brother also loved this cake and we would joke that we could tell when he was coming home to visit because she would make this cake! Last week I was going through my recipe box and found the card where I copied it from her when I was first married...and thought it was time to make it again.