Cheesecake - from Genelle
9" graham cracker pie crust - 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened - 1 can condensed milk - 1 teaspoon vanilla - 1/3 cup lemon juice
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, making sure they are mixed until smooth. Pour into shell and refrigerate for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Top with fruit of your choice after the pie has set.
Fudge Cake - Aunt Kate's
1 cup sugar - 3/4 cup shortening - vanilla - 3/4 cup milk - 3 eggs - 2 cups flour - 3 teaspoons baking powder
Frosting: 1/4 cup sugar - 1/4 cup milk - bring to boil and add 1/4 cup cocoa
That's all the directions passed down from Aunt Kate for this cake. But, just mix everything together, and bake at about 350°.
Chocolate Cake - from Aunt Kate
Melt together: 1 stick oleo, 1/2 cup shortening, 7 tablespoons cocoa, & 1 cup water.
Add it to: 2 cups flour, 2 cups sugar, 1 teaspoon soda, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup buttermilk, 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Bake at 350°.
Frosting: 1 stick oleo, 6 tablespoons milk, 4 tablespoons cocoa, 1 box powdered sugar.
Oatmeal Cake - from Joyce
1 cup oatmeal, 1 1/2 cups boiling water. Let set while you mix the other ingredients.
1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup shortening, 2 eggs, 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Bake at 350°
Topping: 1 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup butter, 1 cup coconut, nuts (optional).
Pour over hot cake, then brown in the broiler.
Mince Pies - Annette Chisham Childers (1846-1914)
6 pounds ground, lean meat, 2 pounds chopped suet, enough chopped apples to make twice this bulk, 3 pounds currants, 3 pounds seeded raisins, 1 teaspoon cloves, 1 teaspoon allspice, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 4 pounds brown sugar, 1 quart sorghum molasses, 1 quart cider (more if too dry), salt to taste. When using, add a cup of strong coffee.
Cake (Milkless, Eggless, & Butterless) - Annette Chisham Childers (1846-1914)
Boil 3 minutes: 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup water, 1 cup seeded raisins, 1/3 cup lard, 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg, 1 pinch salt.
When cool, stir in 1 teaspoon soda dissolved in warm water, 2 cups flour in which 1 teaspoon of baking powder has been sifted.
Bake in a slow oven.
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