The Villages Florida Area Real Estate: Secret Recipe Revealed - Rita's Chocolate Cake

Secret Recipe Revealed - Rita's Chocolate Cake

Secret Recipe Revealed - Rita's Chocolate Cake

This recipe is a favorite of the extended Canfield family.  My cousins in Virginia refer to it as RCC.  When my cousin got married, a woman named Rita was attended the gathering, and she quickly found out that she was a celebrity.  "Not THE Rita?!" was the typical greeting.  She thought it quite funny that all these years we had been dedicating this cake to her as she got the recipe from a neighbor!  So this recipe reveal is dedicated to Rita's memory, as she passed away a number of years ago . . .

This recipe is all about the frosting, so don't make changes to that part!  : )

Rita's Chocolate Cake

1 cup hot coffee

3 cups sifted flour

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup cooking oil

2 tsp. baking soda

pinch of salt

2 tsp. vanilla

1 cup milk

2 egg yolks

4 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted

Combine ingredients and beat thoroughly.  This is a very thin batter.  Pour into 12 x 18 inch cake pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

Frosting

1 lb. confectioner's sugar

1/2 lb. butter (yes, two sticks!)

1 tsp. vanilla

warm milk to make of spreading consistency

Hats off to Rita!

 

Chris K. Canfield

REALTOR®, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GREEN, MRP, SRES 

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

2890 E. Skyline Drive, #250

Tucson, Arizona  85718

 

 

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Comment balloon 21 commentsChris Canfield • December 19 2011 10:00PM

Comments

Love the story! I cant wait to try this recipe. Thanks for posting it!

Posted by Linda Edelwich, Glasotnbury Office's #1 Top Producing Agent-not on (William Raveis Real Estate) almost 7 years ago

Chris,

Sounds yummy, thanks for the info and I'll let you know!

All the best!

Posted by P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well! (Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley) almost 7 years ago

Yum... my mouth is already watering. I can't wait to try this. I'm always looking for new recipes. Thanks for sharing.

Gretchen

Posted by Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs (Kelly Right Real Estate) almost 7 years ago

Chris. I bet this is good, but personally do not enjoy chocolate (I know, I AM female....), but will be a great recipe to save to give to others!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 7 years ago

Hi Chris:

I will be making this Chocolate Cake.  **Looks Like It Is Awesome.**  I LOVE CHOCOLATE.  Especially a cake made from scratch.  Thanks For Sharing.  Merry Christmas,  Myrna :) :) :)

Posted by Myrna Ziller, National Association Of Realtors ( N.A.R.) (Guarantee Flex Office Fig Garden Village) almost 7 years ago

Hi Chris! Does the cake have a coffee taste? I'll bet it's really rich!

Posted by Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area (David Tracy Real Estate) almost 7 years ago

Hi Chris, My favorite is the dark chocolate cake and I haven't made one in a while so I will try this one. I will let you know how I do. :-) Thanks for the recipe. 

Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) almost 7 years ago

Hi Chris,

And it sounds easy enough that I will have to try it.  I usually don't like to bake; I prefer cheffing up dinner and soups and stews.

Seriously, Joan doesn't like chocolate???  :)

Lisa

Posted by The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties (Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville) almost 7 years ago

Thanks for sharing your secret recipes.

 

 

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Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) almost 7 years ago
That sounds delicious. Can I assume that there are no calories in this heavenly delight?
Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) almost 7 years ago

Another great recipe!  RCC by me is Rockland Community College!  LOL

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) almost 7 years ago

Hi Linda - You are very welcome.  Glad you enjoyed the story.

Hi Patrick - DO let me know!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 7 years ago

Hi Gretchen and Mel - Rita's Chocolate cake will not fail you!!

Hi Joan - Yes, you are an unusual one!  I am not really a chocolate lover, but for this one, I make the exception!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 7 years ago

Hi Myrna - A very Merry Christmas to you as well!  Please come back and comment after the taste-test.

Hi Rose - To be honest, I never realized that there was coffee in it until I typed this up, so I would have to say NO it does not taste like coffee.  The frosting overpowers all.  : )

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 7 years ago

Hi William - Enjoy it and then please let me know! 

Hi Lisa - My wife says that it is easy.  All I know is that it goes down nice and easy.  : )

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 7 years ago

Hi Roy - You are very welcome.  Another one is coming (hopefullly today) just for you!

Hi Ellie - My understanding is that it takes more calories to eat it than it contains.  If you believe that one . . .

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 7 years ago

Hi Deborah - But I don't imagine that Rockland Community College is quite so tasty!  LOL

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 7 years ago

You are right about that!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) almost 7 years ago

A piece of chocolate cake and a nice tall glass of cold milk. Sounds yummy.

Posted by Robert L. Brown, Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic (www.mrbrownsellsgr.com) almost 7 years ago

Great story ~ and who could go wrong with coffee and chocolate :)  Thanks for posting

Posted by Gwen Kelly, Long Beach, CA Real Estate (Broadmoor Realty, Inc) almost 7 years ago

Hi Robert - You have that one right!  I am now eating a piece of spice cake and a glass of milk.  Also very yummy!

Hi Gwen - Thanks!  My father was always a big "mocha" fan, so this was a favorite for him!  Hmmm, his 89th birthday is next week . . . maybe I can get my wife to whip this up!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 7 years ago

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