Never Fail Chocolate Cake

This recipe came from mom’s friend. It is called Moist Chocolate Cake, and I received it again called Never Fail Chocolate Cake which is what I call it because it always turns out great!

(Submitted by Jean Barber)


2 cups granulated sugar

1 cup oil

2 eggs

2 ½ cups flour

1 tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. salt

1 cup buttermilk  (put 1 tsp. vinegar in 1 cup milk)

5 Tbsp. cocoa

1 cup hot water

2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. vanilla

Put all in at the same time.

Beat until well blended.  Batter will be thin.

Bake  in 9 x 13 pan at 350’F for 25-30 minutes.

The Best Buttercream Frosting In Town



3             Egg Whites

2 lbs       Powdered Sugar

¾ C        White Sugar

6 T          Water

2 C          White Crisco  **

1t            Vanilla

1t            Salt


Beat the egg whites until frothy and add 1 lb of the powdered sugar.  In a saucepan, boil the white sugar and water for 3 minutes to create a syrup.  Pour the syrup over the powdered sugar mixture.  Beat until cool.  Add Crisco, vanilla and salt.  Beat until it is well-mixed.  Add 2nd lb of powdered sugar.  Beat until blended.

*This icing can be frozen for later use.

**Yellow Crisco will result in Yellow Frosting

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2½ C            Flour

2 t            Baking Powder

¼ C             Sugar

½ t             Salt

½ C            Shortening or Butter

¾ C             Milk


Blend the dry ingredients.  Cut in the Shortening with a Pastry Cutter.  Add the Milk and mix with a fork.  Knead 10-12 strokes.  Roll into a circle about a ½ inch thick.  Cut into wedges  (note: if you want smaller bite sized wedges, divide into 2 balls before rolling into a circle.)  Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes until they are golden brown.  Split and smear with butter and Raspberry preserves.  (Strawberry jam is fine, but Raspberry preserves with the seeds is MUCH better.)

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Fast and Yummy Cake Cookies


1            Cake Mix

½ C            Oil

2            Eggs

Mix together, plop into pan in “balls” and bake at 350 degrees for 4-5 minutes.

If you use a chocolate cake mix, throw in ½ bag of milk chocolate chips and ½ bag of semi-sweet chocolate chunks.  A Funfetti cake mix makes perfect little cookies that beg to be frosted in the “Best Buttercream Frosting In Town!”

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White Fluffy Frosting


¼ C             Corn Syrup

½ C             Sugar

2 T             Water

2             Egg Whites

1 t             Vanilla

Put corn syrup, sugar and water in a covered sauce pan and bring to a rolling boil (242 degrees F or when it forms a small string from the spoon).  Beat the egg whites until stiff.  Pour in the syrup mixture while continuing to beat the egg whites and then add vanilla.

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Barbara’s In A Pinch Ketchup



1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

2 tablespoons white vinegar

1 to 3 tablespoons brown sugar (personal taste)

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon allspice

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon molasses (I use 1 tablespoon)

1 tablespoon corn syrup (I use agave syrup or honey)

1 1/4 cups water


1. Mix together the tomato paste, white vinegar, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, allspice, salt, molasses, corn syrup, and water in a saucepan over low heat; simmer gently until you get the consistency of ketchup, 45 minutes to 1 hour.


Taste and adjust salt if necessary before serving.

Lemon Squares

 Comment from the site moderator:  Honestly I can’t believe there’s not cherry juice in here too.  😉


Cream together:


2 cups flour

1/2 cup icing sugar

1 cup margarine

1/2 tsp. salt


Press into greased 9 x 13 pan.

Bake at 325’F (glass pan) or 350’F (metal pan) for 15 minutes.


Combine the following then pour over the hot crust:

 4 beaten eggs

4 Tbsp. flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

4 Tbsp. lemon juice

2 cups sugar

Bake at 325’F (glass pan) or 350’F (metal pan) for 25 minutes.

Sprinkle with icing sugar and cool before cutting and serving.

Store refrigerated.

Chex Mix



3 cups Rice Chex 
3 cups Wheat Chex 
3 cups Corn Chex 
1 cup Cheerios 
1 cup Mini Pretzels 
1 cup Sourdough Chips/salt and olive oil(San Francisco Brand at Costco)-
broken in pieces ( used sourdough bagel crackers/chips)
1/2 cup Butter 
3 teaspoons Garlic Salt 
2 Tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon of Worchestire Sauce

1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Slice butter into 8 slices and place on cookie sheet and put in oven to melt while oven preheats. While butter is melting, measure out the chex,cheerios,pretzels, and chips.

After butter is melted, add the garlic salt and worchestire sauce. Then pour in the ingredients and stir covering everything with the butter sauce. Bake for one hour at 250 stirring every 15 minutes.