I have had a few requests for the chocolate cake recipe we had for Myron's Birthday.

To make the Chocolate Cake:

In a medium pan on the stove combine and bring to a low boil for one minute.

Stir some and be careful not to burn this.

1 cup of water

1/2 cup Mazola Oil

2 sticks of oleo or you can use butter if you wish

4 Tablespoons of Cocoa

Then remove from the burner. Mix together some the eggs and buttermilk, then stir into the warm cocoa mixture. Then stir in the dry ingredients thereafter until well blended.

1/2 cup of buttermilk

2 eggs

2 cups of flour

2 cups of white sugar

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 teaspoon vanilla Add the vanilla last.

When cake is mixed together well, pour into a 12 x 16 greased and floured pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 400 degrees. Ovens vary some so check after 15 minutes to see if a toothpick comes out clean. If so, the cake is done.

For something different and really good. Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to dry ingredients.

This makes a thin cake and if you want it a little thicker, bake in a 9 x 13 pan at 375 degrees for maybe 25 minutes. Use the toothpick test to determine exactly when done.

The Fudge Frosting takes:

1 stick of oleo

4 Tablespoons of Cocoa

6 Tablespoons of milk

Bring this to a boil on the stove and then remove from the burner.

With a wire whip, whip in 3/4 of a bag of powder sugar ( most bags are 2 pounds) until it begins to thicken and not look so shiny or you arm is tired of whipping. As it cools, it will thicken then add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and mix well. Pour over warm cake and you are done. Can sprinkle 1 cup of chopped walnuts over the frosting if you wish.

If you have time and can make it a day ahead, it will be moister by setting awhile.

This cake freezes really well if you have any to deal with later. Individually wrap a piece to take in a lunch or enjoy in a week or to serve when company drops by.

 Last year I made No-Bake Cookies and here is that recipe

2 cups white sugar

1/2 cup milk

1 stick of oleo

6 Tablespoons of Cocoa

Cook this on the stove and bring to a rolling boil and boil for one minute. Then remove from the burner and add:

1 cup of flaked coconut

3 cups of quick oatmeal

1 teaspoon of vanilla

Stir this together well and pour out onto a cookie sheet and pat with a rubber spatula and your hands into a rectangle. The bigger the rectangle, the thinner the cookies. Cut to serve as bars. Can use a spoon and make individual cookies if you wish. Let cool and then they are ready to enjoy. An ice cream dipper makes nice cookies and is quick.

Hope you enjoy these desserts. If you have questions, contact me at 785-527-1045.