This recipe I found in a trunk that was passed on from my grandmother to me. Chocolate cake can by dry, however this recipe is scrumptious, I have used this recipe for the last 15 years and have never had a flop. When entertaining my friends always ask me to bake this cake. I have passed this recipe on to a very dear friend who always says everything she bakes comes out a flop but this recipe is one that she can bake and never flops she says Once the flour and baking powder have been added beat only until blended DO NOT OVER BEAT. You will never eat another chocolate cake once you have eaten this one!