I was so excited this week, my spam folder brought me a recipe for Chocolate Cake.  You can’t get much better than Chocolate Cake, in my opinion.  Unless it’s Chocolate Cake with hand made whipped cream on top, then you’re definitely in heaven.

Then I took a look at the recipe.  The horror!  It just contained the ingredients, not the instructions!

Chocolate Cake, or Devil's Food

  • 5 level tablespoonfuls of butter,
  • 1 ¬º cups of sugar,
  • 3 ¬Ω squares of Baker's Chocolate, (melted),
  • 3 eggs,
  • 1 teaspoonful of vanilla,
  • ¬æ a cup of milk,
  • 3 ¬Ω level teaspoonfuls of baking powder,
  • 1 ¬Ω cups of sifted pastry flour.

That’s just rude.  Seriously, spammers, it’s bad enough you’re sending me spam, but to not send me the actual instructions so I can make the cake?  Rude.  Just too rude for words.

I did ask Mr Google, and it turns out the recipe is from

The Project Gutenberg EBook of Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes and Home Made
Candy Recipes, by Miss Parloa

The spammers didn’t even get the amounts right when they copied.  That silly symbol isn’t the same as a 3/4, guys.  You can do better than this, I have faith in you!

Did I just say I have faith in spammers?  Oops.

Until next time, toodles!