Friday, January 27, 2012

Paula's Golden Cream Chocolate Cake: National Chocolate Cake Day, Vintage Ad & Recipe

I've been waiting awhile to post this Baker's Chocolate Cake Ad. In the 1930s and 40s, the Baker's Chocolate Advertisements told a story, and this one that appeared in Life Magazine on February 7, 1938 (and again June 5, 1939) is of my favorites. What a period piece! I mean really...just read the headline, "Paula Gives Mother-in-Law Her Come-Uppance".  And don't you just love the word "Flibbertigibbet."  Good thing Paula had a mind and talent of her own. And what a saint she was not lauding her baking skills over her mother-in-law. Such modesty. Oh puh..lease. I feel like writing 'the rest of the story.'

This recipe really is delicious. The cake is a "cross between a Fudge Cake and Boston Cream Pie." A perfect posting for National Chocolate Cake Day!


7 comments:

Libby Dodd said...

The type is so light that it is pretty much impossible to read the recipe.

Janet Rudolph said...

Libby, I just replaced the recipe photo. Is this clearer?

yummychunklet said...

That cake looks wickedly delicious!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I love these vintage ads. How cute would it be to have these framed and decorating the walls of a kitchen? Thanks for these, Janet. What fun!

angela@spinachtiger said...

My eyes are weak. Couldn't read it, but I get the idea and I've always loved Bakers chocolate and the vintage comic humor.

Food Safety ISOcampus said...

Haven't tried this recipe yet. But this looks really interesting that I got to try.

Food Safety ISOcampus said...

Haven't tried this recipe yet. But this looks really interesting that I got to try.