My Grandmas Thundercake Recipe

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My Grandmas Thundercake

Shirley Murtagh

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@Squirrelishone

This wonderful old recipe comes from a children's storybook that I came across when I was shelving away books in a school library. The book by Patricia Polacco entitled "My Grandma's Thunder cake is one of a series of kid's books with easy recipes included in the story. One other that comes to mind is "A Cranberry Thanksgiving" with a recipe included by Wende Devlin So if you have some junior chefs in your family you may want to get together with the kids and make this yummy cake. I have made it before and it was really good.
Happy cooking and Enjoy.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CREAM TOGETHER ONE AT A TIME:

1 cup of shortening
1 1/4 cups of sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs, separated blend yolks in. beat whites until they are stiff,then fold in
1 cup of water
1/3 cup of pureed tomatoes.

SIFT TOGETHER:

2 1/2 cups of cake flour
1/2 cup of dry cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp.salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix dry mixture into creamy mixture
2
Bake in two greased and floured 8 1/2-inch round pans
3
Bake at 350 F for 35-40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean when inserted in middle of the cakes
4
Frost with chocolate butter frosting
5
Top with strawberries

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #chocolate cake