No one deserves this rich and delicious cake more. Spelling out D-A-D is a quick trick.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease one 8-inch circular cake pan and one 8-inch square cake pan. Cream together the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl, then beat in the eggs one at a time.
Add the milk, melted chocolate, and vanilla, and mix well. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and stir until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans and bake for 25 to 35 minutes.
When the cakes have thoroughly cooled, remove from the pans. Cut the round cake in half to form two Ds. Starting at the top midpoint of the square cake, cut an A by making two diagonal slices (thus forming a triangle).
Spell the pieces out on a large platter, tray, or cookie sheet covered with tinfoil and frost with a favorite chocolate icing. Use brightly colored decorator's icing or cake decorations to outline D, A, and D.