- 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons cocoa
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 oz. red food coloring
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon baking soda sprinkled over 1 Tbsp. vinegar
PREPARATION:Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Sift flour, salt & cocoa together. Add alternately with buttermilk. Beat 3-4 minutes after each addition. Stir in baking soda and vinegar mixture by hand. Bake 30 minutes at 350° in 2 9-inch greased and floured pans. Some online recipes say three nine inch pans, but they are incorrect because it is spread too thin.
Then the frosting that came with our recipe that makes the cake:
- 1 C. Milk
- 1 1/4 C. granulated sugar
- 1/4 C. flour
- 3/4 C. Shortening
- 1 tsp. vanilla
It is truly a wonderful cake. It takes a while, with the cooking of the frosting and all, but it's worth it.
So, before my in-laws got here, I finished the housecleaning... to inform my readers, here are some housecleaning tips:
I found these at allabouthome.com
- A little vanilla poured on a piece of cotton and placed in the refrigerator will eliminate odors.
- After cleaning the refrigerator add a dash of lemon extract to the rinse water for a fresh scent.
For stuck on food on a casserole dish, try adding 2 tablespoons of baking soda and boiling water to cover the stuck on food. Let sit for a while. The dish will be much easier to clean.
And this from good old Martha (www.marthastewart.com go to living and homekeeping) here is how to make a bed...if you get around to making it!! :)
|How to Make a Bed|
Ok, enough informing for tonight. :) I am enjoying deciding what information I'm going to add to the blog. At least for now, I am. :)
Tomorrow my daughter takes her birthday treats to school (store bought this year) and we are secretly repainting her room while she's at school! My husband took the day off so we could work all day and then surprise her when she gets home...Fingers crossed that all goes well!!