Saturday, March 18, 2006

Recipe Saturday 4...

This is my wife's "family" chocolate cake recipe. It came from her mother, and has been the family favorite for all of us since the 1st one. It's a "heavy" or dense cake that I love dearly. Years ago, watching someone put the "treasures" with someone as they prepared to bury them, I told her if they decided to do that for me, I wanted one of these to take to the next world...

This is written for a 9"x9" pan; double everything for a 13"x9" (which is all we ever make)

2 cups flour
1 (heaping) cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 level teaspoons baking soda
4 tablespoons of cocoa (she puts heaping ones and and I've heard her tell the kids to put in "extra" for the flavor, and to add extra sugar to compensate, which is why I wrote "heaping" above. 4 tablespoons is 1/4 cup, so a heaping 1/4 cup would probably work well here...)
1 cup cold water
1/2 cup Miracle Whip
1 teaspoon vanilla

Bake at 350F.

She doesn't have the time on this old yellowing card from when she was in high school, but I want to say 50 minutes is about right...

We don't usually even frost this, it's so good straight from the pan with just a glass of milk. On occasion we used to dust the top with powdered sugar, but usually it's just bake it and eat it; if that 13x9 lasts three days something's wrong!



Jen said...

Sounds very yummy. I think that I'll try this one this week for my baby Mommies love chocolate!!

CrackerLilo said...

That last sentence made me smile!

I'll have to come up with something yummy for next week. This week, I made something kind of complicated and icky out of sheer love, and decided to share that as my first recipe post.

sttropezbutler said...

This has to be good!

And even something this old non-baker could and would do!


Rexroth's Daughter said...

Sounds delicious. I may have to go and get some cocoa and try it. Yum.

Nikki said...

I've bake a cake with miracle whip also.I'll have to check the recipe and see if it is the same.
And I guess cause I'm a baker maybe I sould make one for my family LOL
Hope you had a great day!

Lori said...

This was cute...and it sounds delicious! I'll have to give it a try.

dragonflyfilly said...

no no no, not another chocolate cake recipe!!! -- how could i resist? (i cannot, and that's that!)

cherish said...

I can not wait to try this after Easter. Sounds delicious!!!!