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National Chocolate Cake Day

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In 1764 Dr James Baker discovered how to make chocolate by grinding cocoa beans. It was soon after that chocolate was incorporated in to cakes and baked goods. In the 1930s The Duff Company, from Pittsburgh, introduced the first chocolate cake mixes, and after the war Duncan Hines and General Mills followed suit. There are many different kinds of chocolate cake - Devil's Food, Black Forest, and even Red Velvet!

Five Fun Facts:

  1. Devil's Food Cake is so called because it's decadent and "sinful", the opposite to the light and fluffy "Angel Food" cake.
  2. Black Forest Cake is called "Schwarzwälderkirschtorte" in German
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Five Chocolate Cake Recipes:

  1. Warm Sticky Chocolate Mousse Cake- This is absolutely divine, absolutely simple, and absolutely Geshmak!
  2. Orange-Chocolate Cake- This moist cake is lower in fat because orange juice replaces part of the oil.
  3. Essential EatingWell Chocolate Bundt Cake- This is a great way to fulfill your daily need for flaxseeds. Oh yeah and it's a cake.
  4. Chocolate Pound Cake- Parve chocolate pound cake—it's like a dream come true. Don't go another meal without a slice of rich, delicious kosher chocolate cake.
  5. Molten Chocolate Lava Cake - No need to hard sell these perfectly gooey Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes; they're irresistible!

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Nutritional Information per one slice of non-frosted chocolate cake:

Calories:  352
Fat: 14  g
Carbohydrates: 51  g
Cholesterol: 55 mg
Sodium:  299 mg
Protein: 5  g