This is a chocolate cake without very much chocolate in it for a more subtle, lighter flavour. It's a very old recipe.
I am so glad I found this recipe. We had gone on a vacation and I forgot to put my milk in the freezer. I don't like wasting anything and remembered that my mother used to make sour milk cake all the time. Only thing, I didn't have her recipe, and she passed quite some time ago. I prayed I would be able to find it in one my favorite places to go when I need a recipe. And, yeppers, there it was. I just love this recipe. Only thing I did didfferent was add more chocolate since that's my favorite food. And yes, I do use lard, cuz it makes it soooooooooo yummy. Just like mom's. Thank you again for posting this recipe, you're truelly heaven sent. :-) - 02 Feb 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Mrs. Maman,Very easy to make though I did use shortening (not lard).My family loved it. Great texture and flavor. - 01 Apr 2004 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Moist and delicious. I substitued plain yogurt for sour milk. I used 1/2 c brown and 1/2 cup white sugar and used mixed spices (cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, etc) instead of cocoa. I also didn't have lard (?) so I used butter flavoured margarine. Took a while longer to bake but boy was it good. Lastly, I added 1/2 a pack of yeast. Made it a bit fluffier and less dense. yum! - 11 Apr 2005 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)