Eggless Chocolate Cake

1 cupful sugar 1 cupful sour milk 2 tablespoonfuls cocoa 1 teaspoonful vanilla

1/2 cupful any kind of shortening 1/4 teaspoonfnl salt 1 teaspoonful soda 2 cupfuls flour

Cream the butter, add the sugar, gradually, then the cocoa, vanilla and salt; add the soda to the sour milk, and add alternately to the mixture with the flour. Bake in layers in a moderate oven, and frost and put together with boiled butter icing.

Chocolate Cake

1 cupful sugar

1/2 cupful butter or oleomargarine

1 large egg

1/2 cupful milk

2 1/2 squares (ounces) chocolate

2 1/2 teaspoonfuls baking powder 1 1/2 cupfuls pastry flour 1/8 teaspoonful salt 1/2 teaspoonful vanilla

Cream the butter, add the sugar, gradually, and beat until creamy. Separate the egg, and add the yolk, beaten light, then the chocolate, melted. Mix the baking powder, salt and flour, and add to the mixture alternately with the milk. Then fold in the egg white, beaten stiff. Bake in two layers twenty-five minutes in a moderate oven, or make into a loaf cake and bake forty minutes. Frost with confectioner's or plain boiled icing.

Chocolate Fudge Cake

1/2 cupful butter or oleomargarine 1 1/2 cupfuls sugar 4 eggs

1/8 teaspoonful salt 1 3/4 cupfuls pastry flour 1 teaspoonful vanilla

3/4 cupful chopped walnut meats (if desired)

4 squares (ounces) chocolate

5 tablespoonfuls hot water 1/2 cupful milk

2 teaspoonfuls baking powder 1/2 teaspoonful cinnamon

Cream the butter, add the sugar, gradually, and the egg yolks, unbeaten; mix well, and add the chocolate, melted and blended with the hot water. Mix the flour, nuts, cinnamon and baking powder and add alternately to the mixture with the milk. Add the vanilla, and fold in the egg whites, beaten dry. Bake in a moderate oven. Frost with fudge icing, or bake in layers and put together with white boiled frosting.

Devil's Food Cake

Make as Chocolate Fudge Cake, omitting the cinnamon and nuts. Cover with double chocolate and white frosting.

Chocolate Cream Cake

4 tablespoonfuls butter or oleomargarine 1 cupful sugar 2 egg yolks 1/2 teaspoonful vanilla 1 egg white

1/2 cupful milk 1 1/2 cupfuls pastry flour 2 1/2 teaspoonfuls baking powder 1/8 teaspoonful salt Strawberry jam

Cream the butter, add the sugar, gradually, and the egg yolks, well-beaten. Mix together the flour, salt and baking powder, and add alternately to the first mixture with the milk. Add the egg white, beaten stiff, and bake in two round layer-cake pans in a moderate oven. Put together with the strawberry jam and pile chocolate whipped cream on the top.