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.
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??)


Krautrock said...

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chateycathey said...

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