Grandmother's Classic Chocolate Cake.

I grew up so close to food - from family dinners and Sunday suppers, to making all things homemade with my grandmother, it’s no secret that these made-from-scratch moments have shaped who I am. I’ve teamed up with one of my go-to favorite brands, KitchenAid to celebrate our roots in the kitchen and show my #markofmaking.

For me, my inspiration is drawn from very notable marks - splattered recipe cards, stained from ingredients of well-loved recipes that my family members have made over and over again. I just love using old recipes that have been passed down from my great grandmother and grandmothers collections on to me and showing my own children the importance of these traditions.

Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe by heirloomed
Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe by heirloomed
Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe by heirloomed

I treasure every recipe card in my collection, down to each and every splatter they hold from use. Today I chose to make my Grandmother’s Classic Chocolate Cake, an all-time family favorite. I used my KitchenAid Stand Mixer, a product like no other, to bring this recipe to life. And, as you’ll notice if you’ve followed along here for any amount of time, I use it again and again and again in my own home.

Classic Chocolate Cake

Yield: 8
Author:
This classic chocolate cake pairs so well with our chocolate buttercream frosting.

ingredients:

Cake Ingredients:
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour milk
  • 1/2 hot water
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla

instructions:

How to cook Classic Chocolate Cake

Instructions:
  1. Start by creaming the sugar and butter together, adding in the egg yolks. Then mix cocoa and hot water, and let cool. Next add sugar into the mixture.
  2. Begin adding sugar to the mixture. Next, add flour and dry ingredients alternately with sour milk.
  3. Lastly add whites of eggs, beaten stiffly. Bake in moderate oven for 35-40 minutes.

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Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe by heirloomed
Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe by heirloomed

And, if you want my go-to recipe for Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, be sure to click here - it’s the best pairing.

Chocolate buttercream Frosting Recipe by heirloomed
Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe by heirloomed
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heirloomed is a lifestyle brand with a mission of "keeping heirlooms around for another generation." Our blog features stories about family recipes, creating traditions with your family, interior design and entertaining by mixing new and vintage pieces, classic style, and small town + historic travel. Our shop features a collection of "goods inspired by the past, for generations to enjoy" with an array of products and meaningful gifts including linen apronstabletop linensartceramics and beyond. Learn more at www.heirloomedcollection.com

Nostalgic Whoopie Pies.

There are some things that just scream childhood nostalgia and to me a Whoopie Pie is one of those things. Not because I grew up eating them, truth is I didn't try my first one until I was a full fledged adult.

Maybe it's the name, or perhaps the fluffy white frosting, but these fun desserts are just as much fun to make as they are to eat.

cocoa baking powder / heirloomed
whoopie pie recipe ingredients / heirloomed
dark brown sugar and black white gingham shirt / heirloomed

A few tips as I share the recipe below, I think they would be great with a dark cocoa powder, both for a beautiful dark color on the pies and also to cut down on the sweetness a bit. I also used a dark brown sugar for a richer flavor, but you can always use light brown sugar as well.

I honestly could not get enough of this pretty brown batter, as I'm always used to ad light, white batter in most of my recipes.

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whoopie pie batter bowl / heirloomed
baking sheet of whoopie pies to bake / heirloomed

Whoopie Pies

Yield: 10
Author:
These whoopie pies are a blast to make and to eat. Their smooth, creamy filling and fluffy chocolatey pies are too good to resist.

ingredients:

For the Pies
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 egg
For the Filling
  • 2 cups of marshmallow fluff
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

instructions:

How to cook Whoopie Pies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In your stand mixer, combine sugar, shortening and egg and cream together with paddle attachment. Slowly add dry ingredients - flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt - ensuring they are well mixed. Slowly add in milk and vanilla extract until the batter is well mixed.
  3. Onto greased baking pan add spoonfuls of batter to make each pie ensuring they are as level as possible for even baking and that you give enough space between each as they will spread slighting in the oven. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  4. Remove pies from oven and allow them to cool completely on a wire baking rack.
  5. While pies are cooling, prepare filling by combining marshmallow fluff, powdered sugar and shortening in your stand mixer with whisk attachment. Add vanilla extract and mix until all ingredients are well combined.
  6. Assemble by taking one pie and spreading on a generous amount of filling. Take a second pie and press together to make a sandwich, continuing until all your pies are assembled. Enjoy!
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The pretty texture of the marshmallow fluff was so fun and reminds me of my Grandmother. She always had a jug of it in her pantry for some reason, fudge perhaps? Her pantry was always stocked full of baking goods, able to make any and every recipe at a moments notice without going to the store. My Mom's pantry, and mine, is the same today.

frosting a batch of whoopie pies / heirloomed
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whoopie pies and milk / heirloomed

I just love the color of our oatmeal linens next to these pretty Whoopie Pies. I think this was one of my unexpected favorite recipes. Love to know if you have a love for these special treats or if you gave this recipe a try for yourself! #HEIRLOOMED

Also - thanks to my friends at Falcon Enamelware for sharing this pretty Pigeon grey tray with me, the perfect size for serving and eating. 



heirloomed is a lifestyle brand with a mission of "keeping heirlooms around for another generation." Our blog features stories about family recipes, creating traditions with your family, interior design and entertaining by mixing new and vintage pieces, classic style, and small town + historic travel. Our shop features a collection of "goods inspired by the past, for generations to enjoy" with an array of products and meaningful gifts including linen apronstabletop linensartceramics and beyond. Learn more at www.heirloomedcollection.com