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?
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
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.
1 3-ounce package cream cheese
4 tablespoons milk
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….