My Mom, "Duwanna's Cocoa Cake"...by Cin


Straw's Kitchen Recipe

By Straw's Kitchen CinCooks


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I've decided to repost my Mom's "Duwanna's Cocoa Cake"
There is not room here anymore, (they don't let us use as many words as we used to be able to use in the NOTES: section), to post the Story that was published in "Extreme Woman's Magazine" where I won first place for my story and her recipe...so if I add it I'll have to put it down in the directions.

photo belongs to CinStraw

(look through all the pix, others have submitted some of their pix from making My Mom's recipe)

Ingredients

MOM'S CHOCOLATE COCOA CAKE WITH BACON DRIPPINGS:
1 c
sugar/heaping
1/3 c
bacon drippings
1 or 2
eggs (depending on our laying hens)
1/2 c
powdered cocoa
1 tsp
vanilla
pinch salt
1 c
milk (dissolved 1-tsp baking soda in milk)
1 1/2 c
a.p. flour
preheat oven to 350°f
HER FROSTING:
1 box
(16oz) powdered sugar
3/4 c
butter (softened, room temp)
1/2 tsp
vanilla
4 Tbsp
powdered cocoa
6 Tbsp
milk
"MOM NEVER PUT NUTS IN HER FROSTING"...BUT SOMETIMES I DO

Directions Step-By-Step

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Her Cake: preheat oven to 350°F
Mix together well, pour into greased and floured 9x13" baking pan.
Bake about 20 minutes, or so.
When baked remove from oven and poke holes in the cake with a wooden spoon, (so hot frosting will sink into cake).
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Her Frosting: Bring butter, cocoa and milk to a boil; add powdered sugar and vanilla then beat until smooth.
Spread warm frosting over hot cake right out of the oven, serve warm (best served with Chocolate Ice Cream when you have it).
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Story of Mom's Cake by: Cindy (Poling) Strawser written in 2007:

I won 1st place for both my story and Mom's Recipe in a contest "Love You Mom".
It was published in the...'EXTREME WOMAN MAGAZINE'; Mothers Day 2007
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"Duwanna's Cocoa Cake"
This is a recipe of a cake and frosting that was my Fathers favorite.
When we were living on the Farm...in the early 50's.
I can remember my Mother baking this cake every night for supper.
My Fathers favorites were ''Breakfast, and Dessert after Supper".
When we moved to the Farm at Hickory Creek we moved into a house that was built to be a Church house.
It had no running water inside, but had a well outside the back door.
Therefore it had no indoor bathroom either, just a ''3-hole'' outhouse.
It did have electricity though.
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Our bedrooms were the 3-Sunday School rooms, the Sanctuary was our living and dining room, the only room with heat), the kitchen was put in the Choir room.
I was about 9 by the time Daddy fixed a pump in the kitchen, hooked to the well out back, and put a bathroom in the room that used to be the Preachers office.
The house was full of love...and people. There was Dad, Mom, my Brother, Dads Mother, Moms Father and Mother and me.
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My Mother got up early and made us bacon, eggs, biscuits and gravy every morning.
Saving the bacon drippings to bake her cake every evening.
Every night when Mom put supper on the table she'd put her ''CoCoa'' cake in the oven, so it would be done when we finished eating.
She'd frost it right out of the oven and we'd have that wonderful moist warm cake every night.
My Dad loved all things chocolate...he'd say, "I want my chocolate cake with chocolate ice cream and I prefer it in a brown bowl".
My Moms smile would go from ear to ear as she beamed.
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If you make this humble cake, I hope you enjoy it as much as my family did.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Collection: Mom Made It Best
Other Tag: Quick & Easy


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181 Comments

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Straw's Kitchen CinCooks
Jul 11, 2015
Thank you Teresa
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Teresa ;-) kentuckyfriedkitchen
Jul 11, 2015
What a beautiful story and a yummy recipe! Thanks for sharing it, Cin. Pinched!
:-)
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Straw's Kitchen CinCooks
Jul 11, 2015
Thanks for stopping by and for the PINCH Renee...I love the old recipes with a story to tell.
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Renée G. ReneeCooks
Jul 11, 2015
Old #414 reporting for duty. That's the number of pinched where I fell.

This sounds so like my grandmother, I can almost her her scolding my cousin and me, "y'all better get out of this kitchen, now 'fore you ruin your supper!"

Thank you Cin. I love these old time recipes. I wish I'd had the foresight to get more from my grandmother; but, at least I got my mom's recipe box.
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Straw's Kitchen CinCooks
May 10, 2015
aawww, thank you so much Cynthia......and thank you for stopping by to view my post♥
I loved living and growing up on a humble farm with the whole family.
And yes, I still use bacon drippings in a lot of my cooking and baking too (like flavoring green beans as well as other veggies, when baking biscuits, seasoning my cookware... etc.).