Jerry’s Birthday Cake

Claire Dineen Fitzsimmons via Betty Fitzsimmons Seymore

My mother – Claire Dineen Fitzsimmons – always made this cake for my brother Jerry’s birthday… July 4th!

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 squares Baker’s Chocolate, melted
  • 1� cups buttermilk
  • 2 tsp. soda
  • 2� cups flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Cream butter and sugar, beat eggs in one at a time. Add melted chocolate. Put soda in buttermilk and add alternately with flour until well mixed. Add vanilla. Bake at 300 degrees for 35 minutes in 9″ round pans. Frost with chocolate icing or whipped cream.

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