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The Most Popular Cake in America Cake

The Most Popular Cake in America Cake


My grandmother's best friend, Garnet Connor, used to make this cake a very long time ago.

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  • Calories:
  • 190 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 6.6 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.2g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 133 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch square cake pan.
  2. Beat egg until light. Gradually add sugar, lard, milk and baking soda.
  3. Sift together flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder. Add to batter and mix in. Add vanilla.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.
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I am so glad I found this recipe. We had gone on a vacation and I forgot to put my milk in the freezer. I don't like wasting anything and remembered that my mother used to make sour milk cake all the time. Only thing, I didn't have her recipe, and she passed quite some time ago. I prayed I would be able to find it in one my favorite places to go when I need a recipe. And, yeppers, there it was. I just love this recipe. Only thing I did didfferent was add more chocolate since that's my favorite food. And yes, I do use lard, cuz it makes it soooooooooo yummy. Just like mom's. Thank you again for posting this recipe, you're truelly heaven sent. :-)

Mary Ann

Mrs. Maman,Very easy to make though I did use shortening (not lard).My family loved it. Great texture and flavor.


Moist and delicious. I substitued plain yogurt for sour milk. I used 1/2 c brown and 1/2 cup white sugar and used mixed spices (cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, etc) instead of cocoa. I also didn't have lard (?) so I used butter flavoured margarine. Took a while longer to bake but boy was it good. Lastly, I added 1/2 a pack of yeast. Made it a bit fluffier and less dense. yum!