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Sour-Milk Chocolate Cake

A very good chocolate cake can be made by using sour milk instead of sweet milk. In such cake, soda takes the place of baking powder, for, as has already been learned, the leavening is produced by the action of the soda on the acid in the milk.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 squares chocolate
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon soda
  • 1 cup sour milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Cream the butter, add the sugar, and cream well together. Beat the egg and add to the butter and sugar. Melt the chocolate. Sift the flour and soda together, and add to the mixture alternately with the sour milk. Beat well together and add the vanilla and melted chocolate. Pour into a loaf-cake pan and bake.


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Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Volume 4.

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