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daleine's poor cake

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Shannon King
Jacksonville, NC

Younger, money was very tight. Dad was Army, so paydays were once a month. Momma called this Poor Cake & was our end of month treat! Made by Scratch!!

(3 ratings)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For daleine's poor cake

  • 1 stick
  • 1/2 c
    crisco shortening (solid)
  • 4 tsp
    cocoa powder *i add 4-6 tsp. for richer chocolate flavor
  • 1 c
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    cinnamon, ground *heaping
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2
    eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 can
    evaporated milk 5oz
  • 1/2 c
    buttermilk *can used powdered, mixed

How To Make daleine's poor cake

  • 1
    Preheat Oven 400 degrees Grease & Flour Coat 11x13 or 13x9
  • 2
    In a small saucepan, bring to a rapid boil: Butter, Crisco, Cocoa, and water. Remove from heat, set to side
  • 3
    Shift together in large mixing bowl: Flour, Sugar, Cinnamon, Baking Soda, Salt, Baking Powder
  • 4
    Add to Dry Ingredients: Buttermilk, Eggs, and Vanilla. Mix Well
  • 5
    Slowly add coca mixture to the large mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed for two minutes or until well blended.
  • 6
    Poor into prepared baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle. comes out clean.
  • 7
    Once you have removed from oven. Poke holes into the cake 1-1/2" apart with the end of a butter-knife. Mix Powdered Sugar and Carnation Milk until glaze has reached a ribbon texture. Slowly pour glaze into each hole on surface of cake. Once filled, pour remaining glaze on cake and smooth with spoon. Allow to completely cool before serving.

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