CHOCOLATE CAKE BY MOTHER..The Best!

Thelma and Mary Anne

Mother’s Day was every day to us. Our Mother was a registered nurse and a wonderful cook. Friends and family enjoyed her company. A smile and laughter were always with her as well as her funny jokes. Everyone enjoyed them too, almost as much as her cooking. Time passes, memories and recipes stay with us.

Mother at Lake Louise

Ingredients

2 cups cake flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp soda

1 tsp vinegar

1/2 cup shortening

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

(The Egg And You…)

To test the age of an egg, place in deep pan of cold water.  If it lies on its side, it is fresh.  If it stands at an angle, it is probably 3-4 days old.  If it stands on end upright, it is over 10 days old.  If it floats to the top…get rid of it!

1 cup sour milk

2 squares bitter chocolate

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Sift and measure flour.  Add salt and sift 3 times.  Cream shortening, add sugar and one egg (unbeaten).

Mix well – add another egg & beat 2 minutes.

Add vanilla, flour and sour milk.  

Add melted chocolate and mix.

Lastly, dissolve soda in vinegar and add to batter.  Beat a few seconds.

Bake for 30 minutes (or more) in 350 deg. oven. (11×13 Pan)

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Icing

2 cups powdered sugar

1 sq. chocolate

3 tbsp butter

6 tbsp cream

1/4 tsp Black Walnut Extract

1/2 cup nutmeats

Dissolve chocolate and butter in double boiler.

Add other ingredients and beat until creamy

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Mary Anne Whitchurch Tuck

Photos By Me

Loved to write since high school..as the years pass memories and relationships are primary. (There is also room for an opinion or two.) Feeling good at the age of eighty-five, I'm enjoying life and a hobby of photography. We've lived on this small farm for sixty-one years. In the course of time we welcomed three sons, two grandkids, and 3 greats. We owned and operated an Ace Hardware and a Hallmark Shop and managed to raise sheep for ten years. My husband and I shared sixty-two years of marriage before his passing in 2017. A son has also passed on to the next life, Memories really are "Made From This". Welcome to my world!

2 thoughts on “CHOCOLATE CAKE BY MOTHER..The Best!

  1. Love that picture of gramma. What a great idea with the recipes… or…. put them in a book. Or send them to me and I’ll do the book part if you write the materials!!!

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