Thursday, June 30, 2011

What Is Under That Frosting? Chocolate Cake

What is under that frosting?

Isn't that hilarious? I sure don't get my cake decorating abilities from my Grandmother.

She was a professional cake decorator for 40 years.

Under that frosting is the most delicious chocolate cake you will ever eat.

I promised my mom that I would never give out her chocolate cake recipe, but one thing that I have learned over the last few days, you cannot take anything with you when it is your time to leave this earth.

I have decided to share my mom's recipe. And I know she would agree with my thoughts.

I lost my dear sweet grandmother June 24th. She lived a long happy life of 90 years.

She has always been my idol, and she was my inspiration for cooking and baking.

I never wanted my Grandmother to leave. I wanted her with me forever. She is the most amazing woman I have ever known in my lifetime. She loved life, she loved everyone around her, she never judged, and she always found the strength to rise above misfortune.

In this picture are her grandchildren. There are only two missing.

The day after my Grandmother's passing we had a birthday to celebrate.

This little guy (Ashton) turned 6 years old.

We all had to put on a brave face and make sure Ashton's birthday was celebrated appropriately.

We spent the day at the lake with fun in the water....


Paddle boat rides.....

And playing in the sand....

And lots of comfort foods, which we all needed (chocolate cake, ice cream, hot dogs, and potato chips).

This recipe is linked to:

Mom's Chocolate Cake

3 c. flour
2 c. sugar
6 TBS cocoa
2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
Mix together and set aside.

2 TBS vinegar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. hot water
1/2 c. plus 1 TBS melted butter
Combine with first mixture. Pour into a 9x13 cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 35 minutes (exactly 35 minutes).

"I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life."
John 5:24

"Eternal life" - living forever with God - this begins when you accept Jesus Christ as Savior. At that moment, new life begins in you. It is a completed transaction. You still will face physical death, but when Christ returns again, your body will be resurrected to live forever. I know my grandmother will live forever....


  1. What a sweet picture of your Grandmother!

    You all look as if a great time was had by all!

    And I love "passed down" recipes...they ARE the BEST!

  2. What a beautiful tribute to your precious grandmother! God's timing is amazing huh? He knew you needed to 'celebrate' and gave you little Ashton's bday in perfect timing. Looks like you had a great time - and the cake looks wonderful too. Blessings & Hugs to you! XO


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