Family Recipe Friday – Chocolate X 2

Since this week has been devoted to the Fred and Carol Webber family, I’m sharing two recipes I received from their daughter Dee. I’ll get back to my Mom’s recipes next week.

Both recipes involve chocolate and the accompanying note says, “You can see that we are chocolate lovers.”

We share the chocolate gene!

The note also says that this first recipe was usually made by Ted as he was growing up.
I love this picture, by the way! Do you see the “So lovely” embroidered on Chris’s dress?

Dolores, Ted, Chris, Bea

FOOL-PROOF FUDGE

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 squares chocolate
butter or margarine size of walnut
1 teaspoon vanilla – add after cooking

Boil 8 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Pour in buttered pan. Cool.

****  The second recipe is for chocolate cake and it comes with three names. A cake with three names must be a family favorite! If you missed the story about Fred Webber baking his first apple pie, you can read it here.

SWISS CHOCOLATE CAKE – LIBERTY STREET SPECIAL or FRED WEBBER’S SPECIAL

1/2 cup shortening
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 ounce chocolate – melted
2 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup evaporated milk

Combine shortening, salt and vanilla; add sugar and cream until light. Add eggs, one at a time; add chocolate and blend well. Add flour and baking powder alternately with milk.

Put into two well-greased and floured round cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Frosting

1 3-ounce package cream cheese
4 tablespoons milk
dash salt
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1 ounce melted chocolate
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Soften cheese with milk; add salt; add sugar gradually; add chocolate and vanilla and beat until smooth. Put on cool cake.

****  I have company coming in a few days. Sounds like a good excuse to bake a chocolate cake….

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Family Recipe Friday – Chocolate X 2

  1. Yum! More family recipes! That fudge recipe looks somewhat familiar to the one I make here that has become a favorite of family and friends alike. I also boil mine for 8 minutes but the ingredient list and amounts are different.

    That cake recipe looks yummy too. Thanks for sharing!

    Oh, and I am a definite chocolate lover too. :)

    • My company ended up not coming over the weekend and that was going to be my excuse for baking this chocolate cake. My son will be home this weekend, so now I have a new excuse to try it. Anything with chocolate is good!

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