Goofy Cake

Chocolate Cake

This is a very traditional chocolate cake recipe that’s found everywhere in the central part of Pennsylvania where I grew up.  This particular recipe came from a middle-school home ec class.  This is our every day go-to chocolate cake.  It’s super moist and rich.  I prefer it plain or with this peanut butter icing.  My grandfather used to eat it in a bowl with milk, and I remember sitting beside him, digging into my own milky bowl of cake.  Sounds strange, I know, but the creaminess of the milk works well with the richness of the peanut butter and chocolate!

While I rarely eat it in a bowl now, I still love to make this cake for my family.  It’s easy to make and comes together with simple ingredients that I always have on hand.  Better yet,  it can be halved if I don’t need a full cake – and I love the versatility of that.  While I’m always happy to have a whole cake in my house, my waist isn’t – so this is a nice option to have.

Goofy Cake
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3770 calories
691 g
244 g
97 g
41 g
59 g
1404 g
4920 g
402 g
4 g
30 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1404g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3770
Calories from Fat 848
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 97g
149%
Saturated Fat 59g
297%
Trans Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 25g
Cholesterol 244mg
81%
Sodium 4920mg
205%
Total Carbohydrates 691g
230%
Dietary Fiber 13g
50%
Sugars 402g
Protein 41g
Vitamin A
57%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
11%
Iron
31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 c. sugar
  2. 3 c. flour
  3. 2 t. baking soda
  4. 4 T. cocoa
  5. 2 t. vanilla
  6. 2 c. water
  7. 1 t. salt
  8. 2 T. vinegar
  9. 1/2 c. softened butter
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together well.
  2. Pour into greased pans and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
  3. Chill.
  4. Or, for cupcakes, bake for 20 minutes at 350.
Notes
  1. You MUST use white sugar and white flour for this cake! It is decidedly different when white-wheat flour is used.
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calories
3770
fat
97g
protein
41g
carbs
691g
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Peanut Butter Icing
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1431 calories
362 g
5 g
1 g
2 g
1 g
421 g
36 g
355 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
421g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1431
Calories from Fat 11
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
2%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg
2%
Sodium 36mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 362g
121%
Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Sugars 355g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
8%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3 c. powdered sugar
  2. 2 scoops of peanut butter
  3. 1/4 c. milk
Instructions
  1. Mix together.
  2. Taste.
  3. If too runny, add some more peanut butter or sugar.
  4. If too stiff, add a bit more milk.
Notes
  1. This is one of those recipes that requires a bit of taste-testing, but it's well worth it. 🙂
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calories
1431
fat
1g
protein
2g
carbs
362g
more
A Nest in the Rocks http://anestintherocks.com/
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