Thursday, December 20, 2012


I have no idea how old this recipe is.  I got it approximately 30 years ago and it was supposedly an old recipe then.  It is easy and inexpensive yet tastes very good.

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups granulated sugar
6 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp vinegar
1 cup + 2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups water

Sift the flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, and cocoa together 3 times.  Using a spoon, make 3 holes in the mixture.  In one hole put the vinegar, in another hole put the oil and in the third hole, put the vanilla.  Add two cups of water and mix until blended.  Spread the batter into a greased 9 x 13 pan.  Bake at 350 degrees until done.

3 cups sugar
1/2 cup (or a little less) cocoa
1 1/4 cups cream
1/2 stick butter
1 tsp vanilla

Combine the sugar, cocoa and cream; cook to soft ball stage.  Take off heat and add butter and vanilla.  Place pan in cool water and beat until thick.  Spread over the cake.

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