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.

Chango Bars

This is a recipe from Sierra's class.  It was in a book they read...she really wants me to make them :)

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup margarine
2 cups brown sugar
3 eggs
2 1/3 cups flour
1 TBL baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup mixed nuts

Melt butter and margarine.  While this is melting, cream brown sugar and eggs, then add melted butter and margarine.  Combine flour, baking powder, and salt and stir into sugar mixture.  Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.  Pour mixture into greased 9x13 pan and bake 45-50 minutes at 350 degrees.