Above is a picture of me, my mom, and my brother at a birthday celebration just a couple of years ago--my brother's 2nd, perhaps. In looking through old family pictures, the refrain became "there's that cake again." Why so? Well, because 3/4 of the family always wanted the same cake--my mom went for carrot cake, much to my chagrin. Thankfully my tastes have matured....somewhat. So here's the recipe for "that cake." I assure you--as does my daughter--that it will help your diet. At least if you're trying to get to the real Banquet more quickly.
Dark Chocolate Cake
½ Cup Cocoa ½ cup cold water ½ t. salt 2 t. baking soda 2/3 cup margarine
1 2/3 c. sugar 2 eggs 1 cup buttermilk 2 c. flour 1 t. vanilla
350 F 2- 9” layers
Mix cocoa, water salt and soda. Let stand while creaming butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Add cocoa mixture. Add flour and buttermilk alternately starting and ending with flour. Beat in vanilla. Spoon into prepared pans.
Bake at 350 F for 25- 30 minutes.
1 # confectioners/powdered sugar
½ c. cocoa
¼ tsp salt
3T. soft Margarine/Butter
1 t. vanilla
Combine sugar cocoa and salt. Add margarine and vanilla. Pour in hot coffee one Tablespoon at a time beating till smooth thick and spreadable.