November 16, 2011

Wednesday's Chow - Chcolate Cake

Today, this week's guest, Caroline Clemmens (see her post National Literacy Month HERE)  shares a recipe from HOME, SWEET TEXAS HOME, a chocolate cake heroine Courtney made for a party--a formerly secret recipe her housekeeper shared with her.

Chocolate Cake

2 cups sugar sifted
2 cups flour, sifted
1 stick butter
4 Tablespoon cocoa
1/2 cup Crisco
1 cup water
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 Tablespoon vanilla
2 eggs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon soda

Bring butter, Crisco, cocoa and water to boil. Pour over sugar and flour. Add other ingredients. Pour into greased, floured pans. Bake 20 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

1 box powdered sugar
1 three-ounce pkg. Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
1 stick margarine, softened
1/2 package or more chocolate chips, melted and added to above
1 Tablespoon milk, or as little as needed to cream mixture

Spread on cooled cake and enjoy.

Thanks, Anna Kathryn, for hosting me today. I’ll be giving away a pdf. of HOME, SWEET TEXAS HOME to one person who leaves a comment, either today or on Monday's post....or both to increase your chance to win!

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Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

When you say sift sugar, are you talking about confectioners sugar? The recipe sounds really good.

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Paisley, Caroline is out of town right now, so not sure if she can check in. My thought is regular granular sugar. Confectioners would make it really thick, but I'm not sure. Any older recipe would say 'shifted' cause that's just what they did.

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

There's no rush, AK, I can wait until later to find out. In all the recipes I've used I have never been told to sift granualted sugar is all.

Thanks for all your fun recipes. It's that time of year to cook again and I've already made two different soups.

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

It's not cold enough here yet for soups! It was 87 degrees today. I can't wait for it to cool down so I can cook my Italian Vegetable Soup, Chicken n Dumplings, and Country Six-Bean Soup!

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

Have you posted any of these soups? I am on a kick for new recipes for soups. When it snows it is always good to have a pot of soup on the stove.

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Yes, I have, well not the Chicken n Dumplings, but email me at and I'll just send them to you. akl

Virginia C said...

Oh, my gosh! That cake sounds scrumptious, but that icing is "the bomb"! I doubt if all that icing ever makes it to the cake ; )