Well, our Baby Grayson isn’t technically a baby anymore. He just turned one this weekend and we threw him a big party, which of course, called for a yummy cake! I shied away from cupcakes as we’ve done that for Gabriel two years in a row, and knew exactly which recipe I would use for the cake. I pulled it out of my grandmama’s “Mountain Heritage Recipes” cookbook that her little Methodist church in the Georgia mountains put together in 1998. It’s full of delicious, authentically Southern gems and includes some of my favorite recipes.
So, this one is by Carolyn Barrett and is called “Million Dollar Chocolate Cake.” I imagine it got it’s name because it is delicious, easy and is impossible to mess up, but I’d love to ask Mrs. Barrett what the real story behind the name is. For now, I’m happy to have a recipe for my kids’ birthday cakes!
|Grayson loved the cake and ate a huge piece, but you couldn’t tell from his face! He was concentrating on enjoying it.|
- Combine flour and sugar in a mixing bowl.
- In a saucepan, mix water, vegetable oil, butter, and cocoa.
- Bring to a boil and boil for one minute, stirring constantly.
- Add this to the sugar and flour mixture and beat.
- Then add buttermilk, eggs, and soda.
|The party was a huge success and the weather held out for us – warm and no rain!|