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.
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
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!