SPONSORED BY: PA State Association of County Fairs
Participant must be an individual amateur baker who is a PA resident. One entry per person.
Entrants may NOT have won 1st place in this Homemade Chocolate Cake Contest Contest at any other fair in 2019.
Entry must be a layered chocolate cake made from "scratch". Pre-made mixes are NOT acceptable ingredients.
Entry must be frosted and frosting must be made from "scratch".
Cake recipe must feature chocolate or cocoa as main ingredient.
The entire cake must be submitted for judging on cardboard or other food safe disposable setting. (All pans, plates and dishes are considered to be disposable and will NOT be returned.)
Recipes must be submitted with entry, printed on one side of 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper. Recipe must list all ingredients, quantities, and the preparation instructions. Entrant's name, address & phone number must be printed on thebackside of all the pages. (All recipes and cakes will become the property of the Fair or PA Farm Show and will NOT be returned.)
Refrigeration is NOT available at the Fair or PA Farm Show. Entries that require refrigeration after baking must indicate so in the recipe. This entries will not be sold, auctioned or otherwise distributed for consumption after judging for food safety reasons.
Judging will be based on the following criteria -
Flavor (aroma, taste, good balance of flavorings) - 30 points
Texture (moist and tender crumb; not soggy or dry) - 25 points
Inside characteristics (even grain, evenly baked; free from air pockets) - 20 points