(One of the best chocolate brownie-type cakes in the world!)

1 stick butter
1/2 c. oil
4 T. cocoa
1 c. cold water
1/2 c. buttermilk

Bring to a rolling boil. Remove from heat. Add 2 well-beaten eggs and 1 tsp. vanilla. While 1st ingredients are boiling, sift together: 2 c. flour, 2 c. sugar, 1 tsp. baking soda and 1/2 tsp. salt. Add to boiled mixture. Bake for 25 minutes at 375-degrees in a 9x13-inch pan.

Boiled Frosting

1 stick margarine
3 T. cocoa
6 T. buttermilk

Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. With mixer, add 1 box powdered sguar and 1 tsp. vanilla. Pour onto hot cake. Let cool before slicing.


Melt over low heat: 1 c. butter and 1/2 c. chocolate chips

Stir in: 1-1/2 c. chopped walnuts

In large bowl, sift: 1-1/2 c. flour, 1 tsp. salt and 1-1/2 c. sugar

Add: 4 eggs (beaten) and 1 tsp. vanilla

Stir in chocolate mixture; mix well. Fill cupcake cups 2/3 full. Bake at 325-degrees for 30 minutes.


Beat together:

1-1/2 c. oil
2 c. sugar
3 eggs
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt

Fold in:

3 c. grated carrots
1/2 c. chopped nuts
1 c. chopped dates

Bake in a 9x13-inch pan at 300-degrees for 1 hour. Cool; then frost.

Cream Cheest Frosting

1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese -- 1 lb. powdered sugar -- 1 stick margarine

Mix by hand until smooth. Then spread on cooled carrot cake.


Mix together:

1 box yellow cake mix
2 eggs
1 stick margarine, melted

Pour mixture into an ungreased 9x13-inch pan.

Mix together:

1 lb. powdered sugar
2 eggs
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese

Pour over 1st mixture Bake at 350-degrees for 30 minutes.


(My newphew's wife brought this tomy Mom's house on Christmas Eve the first year they were married. It's easy and fast! And it's become one of our family's favorites.)

2 c. flour -- 2 tsp. baking soda -- 2 c. sugar -- 2 eggs -- 1 c. chopped pecans -- 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple, undrained

Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Mix all ingredients together. Pour into a greased and floured 9x13-inch pan. Bake 40 minutes.


2 c. powdered sugar -- 8 oz. cream cheese -- 1 stick melted margarine -- 1 tsp. vanilla

Mix until smooth. Frost cake while warm.


1 c. sugar -- 1 c. brown sugar -- 2 c. flour -- 1 tsp. baking soda -- 1/2 c. butter -- 1/2 tsp. salt -- 1 tsp. vanilla

Mix together like a cornmeal. Reserve 1/2 c. crumbs for later. To the rest, add 1 egg and 1 c. buttermilk.

Pour into a 9x13-inch pan Place 1/2 c. reserved crumbs, 6 crushed Heath bars and 1/2 c. chopped pecans on top of batter. Bake at 350-degrees for 35 minutes.


2 sticks butter -- 1/2 c. Crisco -- 3 c. sugar -- 5 eggs -- 1 tsp. lemon juice -- 3 c. flour -- 1 c. milk -- 1/2 tsp. baking powder -- 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla

Cream butter, Crisco and sugar. Mix in eggs, one at a time. Stir in flour and milk alternately; add baking powder with the last of the flour. Add flavorings. Pour into a greased and floured tube pan. Place in a cold oven.

Turn oven on to 350-degrees. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes. DO NOT OPEN DOOR -- NOT EVEN ONCE! When done, remove from oven and let stand on rack to cool completely before removing from pan.



2 c. sugar -- 1/4 c. cocoa -- Pinch of salt -- 1/2 c. Crisco -- 1 tsp. vanilla -- 2/3 c. milk

Mix all ingredients, except vanilla. Boil rapidly for exactly 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add vanilla, and beat 5 minutes at high speed. Cool frosting; spread on a cooled cake.


1 lb. powdered sugar -- 1 stick butter, soft -- 1 T. miolk -- 1 tsp. vanilla -- 1/3 c. cocoa

With mixer, blend sugar & butter. Add milk slowly until well-blended. Measure cocoa in a measuring cup with 2-3 T. very hot water to make a paste. Add chocolate mixture to 1st mixture and mix. Frosts 1 large cake or 36 cupcakes.


1-1/2 c. sugar -- 1/2 c. butter or margarine -- 3/4 c. evaporated milk -- 1/2 tsp. vanilla -- 24 caramels

Cook together sugar, butter and evaporated milk to soft-ball stage. Remove from heat immediately. Add caramels. Continue to stir hot mixture until all caramels are dissolved. Spread on a hot cake.


6 T. butter, soft -- 2-2/3 c. powdered sugar -- 1/2 c. cocoa -- 1/3 c. milk -- 1 tsp. vanilla

In small mixer bowl, beat butter. Add powdered sugar and cocoa alternately with milk; beat to spreadable consistency (add milk, if needed). Blend in vanilla.

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