My Mom, "Duwanna's Cocoa Cake"...by Cin
Straws Kitchen @CinCooks
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)
- 1 c
- 1/3 c
- bacon drippings
- 1 or 2
- eggs (depending on our laying hens)
- 1/2 c
- powdered cocoa
- 1 tsp
- pinch salt
- 1 c
- milk (dissolved 1-tsp baking soda in milk)
- 1 1/2 c
- a.p. flour
- preheat oven to 350°f
- 1 box
- (16oz) powdered sugar
- 3/4 c
- butter (softened, room temp)
- 1/2 tsp
- 4 Tbsp
- powdered cocoa
- 6 Tbsp
MOM'S CHOCOLATE COCOA CAKE WITH BACON DRIPPINGS:
"MOM NEVER PUT NUTS IN HER FROSTING"...BUT SOMETIMES I DO
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).
Spread warm frosting over hot cake right out of the oven, serve warm (best served with Chocolate Ice Cream when you have it).
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
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.
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.
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.