Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sheath Cake

A rainy cold day was a good excuse to bake a cake for my peeps.  Even if it was the second dessert we've had in a week.  So much for resolutions...


Sheath Cake (by Marie Cannary)
1 c. sugar
1 c. flour
1/2 stick butter
1/4 c. oil
2 T cocoa powder
1/2 water
1/4 c. buttermilk*
1 egg
1/2 t. each baking soda and vanilla

Heat oven to 400.  Mix flour and sugar in a medium mixing bowl.  In a saucepan heat the butter, oil, cocoa, and water to a boil.  Pour over the flour mixture and stir well.  Add the buttermilk, egg, soda, and vanilla.  Pour into well-greased 8x8 glass pan and bake 20 minutes.  While the cake is baking, make the frosting and apply while cake is hot.
Frosting:
1/2 stick butter
2 t cocoa
3 T milk or buttermilk
Bring to a full boil then remove from heat and add 1 c. powdered sugar, 1/2 t. vanilla, 1/2 c. nuts.  Mix well and spread on cake.  Cool and slice. *Double this recipe for a 13x9, but this size is perfect for 6 people.
*make your own: 1T vinegar added to 1 c.milk.  Let sit at room temp until thickened.
All we seem to do around here is eat - not surprising given the Growing Male population at my house.  Makes it fun to cook for them, though. (:




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2 comments:

Michelle said...

This looks really good and I have everything in my kitchen. So it's off to the kitchen to cook.

Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above said...

This recipe looks delcious. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/04/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-blog-hop_23.html
We hope to see you there.
Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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