Tina Barber Recipe

Bacon Grease Cake

By Tina Barber gardengirl968


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Tina's Story

Don't know where my Nana got the idea to use bacon grease in a cake. This cake is similar to Araby Spice Cake in flavor.

Ingredients

3/4 c
bacon grease
1 1/2 c
sugar
1 7/8 c
flour
1/4 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
3/4 tsp
salt
1 tsp
nutmeg
3/4 c
buttermilk
1 tsp
vanilla
3
eggs

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour pan.
2
Mix all ingredients thoroughly.
3
Pour into prepared pan(s).
4
Bake at 350 degrees 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
5
Allow to cool completely before icing. My grandmother would usually just put a dusting of confectioners sugar on the top.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American


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Straw's Kitchen GrandsBest
Nov 1, 2013
Tina...I grew up eating "bacon grease" cakes....this was my Mom's My Mom, "Duwanna's Cocoa Cake"...by Cin ......she used bacon drippings in her buscuits too (I have to say, I have followed her way of baking).
BACON is in soooooooooo many things and it always makes foods taste better♥
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Susan Cutler suak
Oct 29, 2013
Now I know what to do with bacon grease, Tina!! We had a discussion on the Preparedness site about this. Thank you. It's very interesting!!
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Bea L. BeachChic
Oct 19, 2013
Sure hope Cin Straw sees this recipe...LOL!!!!!
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Oct 19, 2013 - Bea L. shared this recipe with discussion groups: Hot Topics JUST CAKES
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Florence Geldart floglo
Oct 18, 2013
Years ago before all the warning about fats , we saved bacon greese to cook with..I always used it in my molasses cake.