Hi friends! It’s Dori’s birthday today! So here’s a cake. Happy birthday, Dori!
For a more developed method, consider the directions from this version in the October 20, 1917 edition of the Boston Globe:
Chocolate Fudge Cake
Two squares chocolate, 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup boiling water; cook in an uncovered basin on stove until thick; add to this one cup sugar, 1-1/2 cups flour, 1/4 cup sour milk, 3/4 teaspoonful soda, and after mixing all together add one egg last. This is fine and not expensive. Please try. I have a large book full of receipts taken from the Globe and wish I might help some one for the many favors I have received.
From a box sold in River Forest, Illinois.
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup sour milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup boiling water
Cover with mocha frosting made with strong coffee.