Mother would make this rich, fudgy dessert more than any other because it was my father's favorite. My husband, two children and I also love to eat the cake warm with ice cream. I work at our local post office and like helping at our kids' school.
I've never had a chance to sample this cake—I'm allergic to chocolate!—but everyone, especially my teenage son, tells me it's the best they've eaten. They must be right, because every time I've taken it to a church event or family gathering, someone asks me for the recipe.
I developed this cake using my mother's angel food cake recipe because my husband and three daughters all love chocolate. It's won first place at our county and state fairs as well as "Best of Class" at the state fair!
I've made this cake so many times that I hardly have to look at the recipe anymore! It's my family's favorite chocolate recipe, but now that our children are grown, I often divide the cake into smaller baking pans and freeze one to enjoy later.
I served Dirt Cake to my grandpa and he almost wouldn't eat it! It is difficult to tell if it's something to eat or look at. That's not the case with my daughters—they always request it for their birthday cake.
“Moist and delicious, this is a great cake for fall,“ says Barbara Lindberg in Portland, Oregon. “But my kids loved it so much, it quickly became a year-round favorite. It also keeps well…and never lasts long enough to get stale!“