What better way to celebrate this, our 100th post, with an incredible cake! This is chocolate cake takes the prize for our absolute favorite. Whenever Andrew is asked to bake a chocolate cake, this is what’s been requested. It also has a wonderful story attached to. Well, come to think, it’s not all wonderful but read along and see.
This recipe comes from our dear friend Michael Grim. Now if you are faithful viewer of Ina Garten’s “Barefoot Contessa”, you’d immediately recognize Michael. With his partner, Jim Osburn, he’s the Bridgehampton Florist and they are both on Ina’s show with some frequency. But I digress. Beatty was one of Michael’s grandmothers. His grandfather had a milk route in Pennsylvania Dutch country and Beatty used to bake this cake to take to the customers on his milk deliveries. I urge you to try this cake with a tall glass of icy cold milk. It will take your breath away.