This is a very old recipe, that I remember from my childhood..
In a large bowl put one cup of butter and two cups of sugar, cream together well
Then beat in two eggs till well mixed
Add in one cup of milk, mix together with the above..
In a bowl mix together
1 tsp of salt
2 tbsp. of baking Powder
3 cups of flour
1 cup of coco powder
Mix this together, then add to the wet above and mix together, it will be a thick, thick batter.
Add one and half cups of just under boiling water (very hot) and mix like crazy, fast.. or you can use hot coffee Mix well, it will turn a lighter color with beat well
Into a greased 9 by 13 pan, bake at 350 till wooden toothpick come out clean. Cracks are normal on the top. Do not overbake it..
Feel free to put a regular chocolate icing on it, but tradionally in our family, we put penuche icing on it.
Brown Sugar Icing.. is so good..
But in this case, I made it into a Mock Black Forest Cake
Chocolate Cake, Ontario Sour Cherries, made into FG’s Vanilla Sour Cherry Pie Filling recipe and Whip cream with grated chocolate.