About this recipe: Just a simple chocolate cake made complete with a simple chocolate icing. Sometimes the simplest things are the best! You can decrease the amount of sugar in the cake if you prefer it to be less sweet.
You can use two 23cm cake tins instead of the swiss roll tin. Just adjust baking time as needed.
I will try tomorrow thanks . - 17 Apr 2014
This recipe has been around in our family for about 80 years and is certainly a family favorite--especially mine! It's very moist and chocolatey! A couple of things to consider: 1) it's a great cake even without the salt, shortening, and cinnamon; 2) for an extra special treat-add Nestle's chocolate chips to the batter...they work their way to the bottom and are a great chocolatey treat when you eat; 3) the frosting is great with pecans or walnuts and is much easier to work with if you put it on while both the frosting and the cake are still warm. You'll love this recipe...it's really delicious! - 26 Apr 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
7.14.10 This is the second best MEDIUM chocolate cake. It's a close second to Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake. This has a thin batter so doesn't round too much. - 13 Jul 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)