presented by Jo Manhart, Missouri Egg Council, (573) 874-3138
12:03 PM CST, February 20, 2013
Grease a tube pan (as in an angel food cake pan) or two bread pans.
1 cup of margarine (2 sticks)
½ cup of Crisco
3 cups of sugar
Mix theses ingredients in a large bowl, then add:
5 eggs, one at a time, cream well, and
1 cup of milk.
Sift together, then stir into the creamed sugar mixture:
3 cups of flour
½ teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of baking powder
4 tablespoons (or ¼ cup) of cocoa
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Pour into prepared baking pan(s). Bake at 325 degrees approximately 1 ½ hours. Allow cake to cool completely, then frost with your favorite icing, or sauce.
You ought to like this fabulous, easy, won’t-stick-to-waxed-paper-for-lunchboxes recipe for the frosting:
SUPERB, EASY CHOCOLATE FROSTING
Melt in a medium saucepan, stirring often:
1 stick of margarine
2 squares of chocolate
After cooling a bit, alternately stir in (an electric mixer is good):
1 box of powdered sugar (or more, you will reach the correct consistency only by trial and error) and 5 tablespoons of milk (or more, see above advice)
That’s it; this is a wonderful frosting that sets up quickly. If too thin, add more powdered sugar; if too thick, add more milk. You’ll love it.
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