Chocolate Picnic Cake

This recipe is one that my sweet mother-in-law shared with me so many years ago that the paper is yellowing. (How am I old enough to have a recipe that old? Yikes!) In any case, this recipe is the easiest way ever to get a yummy-gooey-wonderful frosted chocolate cake to your table in 40 minutes flat.



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  1. Looks like a real winner to me. I am sure it tastes fantastic!

  2. My grandmother made this when I was a child too. It’s one of my go-to recipes when I need to feed a crowd. It brings back very fond memories and creates new ones each time I taste it.

  3. Everyone needs a good cocoa based chocolate cake recipe -and this recipe is a classic. Yum!

  4. Will pin this so I have it! I print out recipes or bookmark and never seem to get back to them. This looks delicious – thank you!

  5. Hooray! Thank you! My mother-in-law makes something similar, but she calls it Thomas Cake. What a wonderful recipe :)

  6. In NZ we don’t measure butter in sticks, how much is a stick in oz or grams? Thanks

  7. I pinned it to add to my All Things Chocolate board!


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