Saturday, November 9, 2013

Betty Hayes Cake

1/4 lb. butter
1/2 Crisco oil
3 T. cocoa
1 c. water
1 t. soda
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. vanilla
2 c. plain flour
2 c. sugar
1/2 c. buttermilk
2 eggs
1/4 tsp. salt

Melt butter with Crisco oil, cocoa and water in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil and stir. Sift flour and sugar in a large bowl. Pour liquid mixture into flour and beat until smooth. Add buttermilk, eggs, soda, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla. Mix well. Bake at 350 -35-45 minutes.

1/4 lb. butter
2 1/2 T. cocoa
6 T. milk
1 lb. box confectioner sugar
1 t. vanilla
1c. nuts if desired

Melt first three ingredients, but do not boil. Stir in remaining ingredients and pour over cake as quick as it comes from the oven.