President Roosevelt's Birthday Cake

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

A lovely chocolate cake recipe as published in our local paper.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease and dust an 8 x 8 cakepan with cocoa.
  3. Cream butter and add sugar a little at a time.
  4. Cream well; add eggs.
  5. Sift flour, salt, soda and cocoa together 3 times.
  6. Add coffee to batter alternatively with flour mixture.
  7. Then add vinegar and vanilla.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees about 30 to 40 minutes.
Most Helpful

5 5

Excellent chocolate cake indeed......will be staying in my files. Thanks to contributor.

5 5

I used a deep round silicone cake pan and it worked beautifully. Excellent birthday cake!

4 5

I made this cake in a deep 9inch square baking dish. It took a while longer to bake up, and then the center never really did get completely baked. However, besides my screw up by using this baking dish, this cake is a great lil cake. Great flavor, nice and dense. I will use this recipe again and again for a standard chocolate cake. Thanks so much for posting!