Monday, June 4, 2012

My Grandma's Thunder Cake

One more recipe from Sierra's class from a book they've been reading.  Last year her teacher made it for them.  Someday we'll make it at home :)

1 cup shortening
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs separated (Blend yolks in.  Beat whites until they are stiff, then fold in.)
1 cup cold water
1/3 cup pureed tomatoes

Sift together:
2 1/2 cups cake flour
1/2 cup dry cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

Mix dry mixture into creamy mixture.  Bake in two greased and floured 8 1/2-in round pans at 350 degrees fro 35-40 minutes.  Frost with chocolate butter frosting.  Top with strawberries.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

We love that book! I really like Patricia Polacco - although there was one of her books that I didn't really care for...