I have Esther’s handwritten recipe. She included some notes about some of the ingredients. I’m writing this recipe in Esther’s voice.
Servings: 10Prep Time: 30 min. Cook Time: 80 min.
1/2 pound butter or 3 sticks oleo. I use oleo.
1/2 cup shortening. I use cooking oil.
3 cups sugar
3 cups plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons cocoa
1 cup sweet milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
3/4 stick oleo
2 squares of chocolate
1 pound of confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Cream as needed
Cream together butter and shortening. Add sugar and eggs. Sift dry ingredients together and add vanilla. Add alternately with cream mixture. Bake in a large pound cake pan (tube pan) 9 to 10 inches. Put wax paper in bottom. Spray sides and bottoms. Cook 325 degrees for 80 minutes. My stove cooks it in 1 hour at 300 degrees. Don’t overcook it. It will be dry. Some stoves cook different.
Melt butter and chocolate together. Add sugar and vanilla. Cream well and spread. It should be firm. And spread good not runny. I let it set a few minutes and run a knife around tube and it comes out good.
Categories: Cakes, Frostings & Icings
Submitted by: syrupandbiscuits on April 15, 2011
Little Deep Creek says:
I made this wonderful cake tonight and it looks soooo delicious I cannot wait until tomorrow night to have a large slice with my milk in a mason jar. When I saw the picture of the cake it looked just like a cake my Daddy would bring home ever so often from a very sweet lady name Hester Sue. So many wonder memories.
On May 25, 2011 at 9:01 pm
Syrup and Biscuits says:
@Little Deep Creek, I hope you enjoy your cake and milk tomorrow night. I can’t wait to hear what you think about it!
On May 25, 2011 at 9:40 pm