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May 10, 2006

Oma's Chocolate Cake Recipe

(This is transcribed from my family's recipe, so I hope it makes sense! Oma is the German word for grandma. We are a nickname family, so even the grandma gets a nickname. ya'll know.)

Oma's Chocolate Cake Recipe

Mix the following ingredients together, bring to a boil, then set aside to cool:

1 cup water
1/2 cup shortening
1 stick butter
6 tablespoons cocoa powder

Then, combine:
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk

Add this to the mixture you already boiled up. Mix well. Bake in a greased cake pan at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

While the cake is baking, melt together:
6 tablespoons cocoa
1 stick butter
6 tablespoons buttermilk

Then, add 1 box powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla, beat with mixer. Poke a few holes in the cake with the thin handle of a wooden spoon. Ice cake while hot.


p.s. Thank you all for such nice thoughts about the wellness of the furballs, and the kindness ya'll have shown. I cannot thank you enough!

Posted by laurie at May 10, 2006 8:09 AM