I stumbled across this wonderful cookbook many years ago............when I wasn't even searching for a cookbook. One thing that always makes me purchase a cookbook.........good sounding recipes of course, but also heart warming stories about each recipe. That is why, upon opening this book, I purchased it and added it to my collection. One of the first recipes I made from this book, was this most wonderful tasting cake. The story that goes along with it is just as sweet as the cake itself. It is written by a man who has been surrounded by wonderful cooks and great tasting foods all of his life. This cake was a birthday cake,where on one occasion, everyone shared memories of what they were doing when they were 26. If you are looking for something rich and full of chocolate..............try this recipe!
Grandmother Whitehead's Famous Texas Fudge Cake
1/3 cup cocoa 1/2 tsp. salt
2 sticks butter 2 large eggs
2 cups flour 1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups sugar 1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 stick butter 3/4 box powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk 3/4 cup chopped pecans
3 tbs. cocoa 1 tsp. vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350. F. Grease and flour an 11x15 inch pan. Put cocoa in a medium saucepan: gradually stir in 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Add butter and let melt. Set aside.
Sift together onto wax paper, the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt; add to the hot mixture. Lightly beat the eggs and ad them to the mixture along with sour cream and vanilla. Put the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes, or until it feels firm in the center.
While the cake is baking, prepare the icing. In a saucepan, combine butter, milk, and cocoa;; bring to a boil. Add powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Add chopped nuts and vanilla. Spread over the hot cake. Cool before cutting. Enjoy!