January 27th

Friday! Yay!

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

National Chocolate Cake Day

Today is National Chocolate Cake Day!

Cakes have a rich culinary history.

Greece, cakes (or “plakous”) were heavy and flat. They were served  with nuts and honey.

Romans made cakes that were more like a cheesecake or a pastry. They presented them as offerings to the gods.

Medieval England, used the words “bread” and cake” interchangeably to refer to anything made with a flour dough.

Then a company called O. Duff and Sons pioneered the first boxed cake mix in the late 1920s.

After years of research and development, General Mills released the first “just add water” Betty Crocker cake mixes, in 1947. The available flavors were Ginger, Spice, Yellow, and White. Pillsbury introduced the first chocolate cake mix in 1948 .

Today, the most popular kind of cake is chocolate. There are many different types, including Black Forest, Devil’s Food, Flourless, Fudge, Ganache, German Chocolate, Lava, and much more.

Head to your favorite bakery or whip up your favorite recipe to celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day!

However, my favorite chocolate cake is my mother’s “Fool’s Proof,” recipe made from scratch with Carmel homemade frosting. There is nothing more delicious than that. Add a dish of vanilla ice cream with it and you’re in heaven.

Whatever your heart desires today is definitely a celebrate Chocolate kind of day.

However, since I’ve been eating chocolate cake all week for my son’s birthday, I’m going to pass and not have any more. I got an early start celebrating and now it’s time to exercise.

Friday is a great time to go to a local restaurant in the evening with friends and just order cake.

Whatever you do whether it’s in town or on the ski slopes enjoy your weekend and stay safe. Watch the weather reports as another storm is moving in.

Until next time enjoy Chocolate 🙂

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