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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A wonderful, fudge chocolate cake from a vintage cookbook

I have tried another recipe............from another vintage book........this is 
Better Homes and Gardens Pies And Cakes Cookbook 1966
and the recipe for 
MOTHER'S BEST FUDGE CAKE
caught my attention.
the recipe is at the bottom of this post..........

I love cake mixes and canned frosting..........anytime...........however, making a cake like this........from scratch........although more time is involved in doing so...........is so worth the extra effort! 
The cake recipe, " Mother's Best Fudge Cake" , can be found on page 48 of this book........


the frosting recipe for the cake........"Fast Fudge Frosting" can be found in this book on page 85.



the cake came out tall and moist, 

the frosting creamy and both came out deliciously chocolate!
If you would like this book you can find it for sale in my Etsy shop.......
just click onto this link


  
and here is the recipe for this wonderful cake.
MOTHER'S BEST FUDGE CAKE
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 slightly beaten egg
3 1-ounce squares unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups sifted cake flour
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
In saucepan combine first 4 ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat till chocolate melts and mixture comes just to boiling. Cool. Gradually add 1 cup sugar to shortening, creaming till fluffy. Add vanilla. Add remaining eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. 
Sift together dry ingredients . Add to creamed mixture alternately with 1 cup milk, beating just till smooth after each addition. Blend in the cooled chocolate mixture. 
Bake in 2 greased and lightly floured 9" round cake pans at 350 F. for 25 to 30 minutes or till done. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans. Cool; frost and fill with Fast Fudge Frosting (recipe follows).  Enjoy!
FAST FUDGE FROSTING
1 1 pound package confectioner's sugar (about 4 cups)
1/2 cup cocoa (regular-type, dry)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 cup boiling water
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
Combine sugar, cocoa, and salt. Add boiling water and butter, blend. Add vanilla. Frost cake.
Enjoy!


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