Carmel Fudge Icing
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup milk
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
over very low heat stir & bring to boil
boil 2 min.
cool until hand can be comfortably held on bottom of pan
stir in 2 cups powdered sugar
add 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
beat until smooth & creamy
if too thick to spread beat in 1/2 tsp. milk at a time
Mrs. Ed. Marquardt aka LaVonne was one of the nicest ladies in Gardena, North Dakota. She and her husband lived on a farm in the Gardena area in the 1940's. Mother recalls fondly going out to their farm because they always treated young people so nicely.
sift into an ungreased cake pan & mix:
3 cups sifted (always double sift, Grandma Block said) flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 to 1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp. salt
Make 3 holes in dry ingredients, then add:
3/4 cup Mazola oil (corn)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tablespoons vinegar (yes, you read that right!)
Pour 2 cups cold water over all & blend well with a fork, but don't overbeat.
Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35-40 minutes.
Rich whip topping for the cake
(frosting suggestion from Ruth Jacques)
Fluffy White Frosting
(aka Home-made Marshmallow Frosting)
1 1/4 cups white corn syrup
1/8 tsp. salt
2 egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla
Heat corn syrup to boiling in small saucepan. Combine unbeaten eggs whites, salt and vanilla in bowl. Beat at high speed with an electric mixer until egg whites are stiff, but not dry. Slowly pour in boiling syrup, continuing to beat until frosting is fluffy and hangs in peaks from beater. (Approx. six minutes.) Spread between layers and on sides and top of cake.
Thanks to Domesticated Engineer for baking one of the recipes she found here on RocknRecipes and creating a wonderful tutorial and special frosting for the Betty Crocker 1949 Bit o' Chocolate Chiffon cake which her grandson describes as "exquisite"! This must be worth a try!!
If you create one of our recipes, please let us know so we can feature your tutorial here on RocknRecipes!
Mary Ann & Mother
PS Olimpia is a good friend of ours who is re-creating her Romanian mother's "Pigs in a Blanket" recipe for the crockpot. Won't it be fabulous to have that great dish at the end of a busy work day?
Please check back!
We feel so honored!
Our Grandma Block's Sour Cream Cake was featured at Miz Helen's Country Cottage blog here:
Thank you for featuring our very first blog recipe, Miz Helen!