Monday, February 13, 2012

Old time recipes . . . .

Well, Krautrock got me hungry this morning with his posts, especially the Black Forest Cake!! Yum!!

I love cake and the easier I can make it, the better.

My mother and grandmother used these two recipes all the time and passed them down to me. They are both from the depression era, I believe.

Poor Man's Cake

1 cup sugar
1 cup raisins
1 cup water
1/2 cup shortning
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp nutmeg
Cook the above ingredients for 1 minute on medium.
Add:
2 cups flour
1 tsp soda
1 tsp baking powder
Bake in a greased and floured pan for 35 minutes at 350 degrees.


 Mayonnaise Cake
2 cups flour
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup water
2 tsp soda
1 cup sugar
6-8 TBL cocoa
pinch of salt

Bake 35-40 minutes in a well greased and floured pan.

Both of these cakes are super easy to make, moist and have wonderful flavor!! I, myself, have always added 2 tsp of Pumpin Pie Spice to the Poor Man's Cake and always use the higher amount of cocoa in the Mayonnaise Cake. I like things that are spicy and things that have a rich, chocolate flavor!!! As with any cake, test with a toothpick to be sure it is done.

The Poor Man's Cake is wonderful with a Caramel Cream Frosting and of course, the Mayonnaise Cake is scrumptious with a Fudge Frosting and vanilla ice cream!

So, make some yummies today!!

(and did you know that if you are making a boxed mix, adding 1-2 TBL of mayonnaise will really moisten the cake??)

2 comments:

Krautrock said...

Amy, great blog. ...

Here are some more:

http://www.oetker.co.uk/oetker_uk/our_product_range/home_baking_range.html

Dr. Oetker is one of the leading German companies. The link is for the english market. ...

chateycathey said...

OMG these are making me really want sweets especially chocolate. My weakness