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

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

waynejohn1234 October 23, 2012

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

Missy Wombat March 17, 2006

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!

**Jules** March 10, 2006