Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Month of Chocolate: Let Them Eat Cake

This one comes from our next door neighbor when I was 5, growing up in Greenville, TX. Thanks, Mrs. Watson! Remember those “new fangled” convenience foods called “Snackin Cakes”? This is the original. Ingredients from your pantry (“Look Mom! No eggs!”) and you only need one bowl. It’s a very moist cake and I have no idea how long it keeps. We never had any left over.
Mrs. Watson’s Chocolate Cake
Sift dry ingredients together: 1 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. flour
3 T. cocoa
1 t. soda
1/2 t. salt
Add remainder: 1/3 c. melted butter
1 T. vinegar
1 c. cold water or cold coffee
1 t. vanilla
Pour into a greased 8x8 pan and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Icing: 1 c. sugar, 1/4 c. butter, 1/4 c. cocoa, 1/4 c. milk
Boil together 1 minute and pour over the cake.

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