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.

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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

Classic Cornbread.

Growing up one of my favorite smells was fresh cornbread. It reminds of being in the kitchen with my grandmother and gathering around the table during the holidays. Over time I have experimented with different recipes, but I always come back to this classic recipe that has been passed down to me.

To me, classic cornbread must always have real kernels of corn mixed in. Even if you are using a boxed mix, you can easily add in some freshly steamed kernels of corn and instantly it makes the recipe seem even more homemade and delicious.

vintage corn bread pan / heirloomed

Recently I came across this perfect little cast iron cornbread pan from Lodge. I see them all the time when I’m out vintage shopping and always pick them up when I see a good one. I knew it would be great for the holidays to add a fun element to our classic cornbread over a simple muffin. But when I do make muffins, I love to make the tiny ones - I think they are just more fun and bite-sized.

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Classic Cornbread:

Yield: 7-8
Author:
This delicious classic brings the perfect combination of crispiness and fluffiness to the dinner table.

ingredients:

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups cornmeal
  • 1 cup corn kernels - can be frozen, fresh, or from can
  • 1 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1¼ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces

instructions:

How to cook Classic Cornbread:

Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the corn kernels, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large measuring cup, whisk together the buttermilk and egg. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients and stir the batter together until completely combined.
  3. Using a stick of butter, grease the grooves of the pan to avoid the cornbread sticking after it is baked. Once buttered, place the cast iron skillet in pre-heated oven for 3 to 5 minutes to melt butter. Remove the skillet from the oven and pour the batter into the pan. Smooth the top and bake about 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Using a vintage cornbread pan will give your cornbread such a unique look and taste. Serve warm.
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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