Monday, September 20, 2010

Cotton Pickin' Cake Recipe

Yesterday was my first born's birthday. Hard to believe he is 29 years old when I will be celebrating my 39th birthday again next month! In our family, the birthday person picks their favorite meal for their special dinner. He picked chicken enchiladas and chile rellenos. I make the best chile rellenos. He didn't want dessert, but what is birthday without cake. Both of my children are into eating organic, unprocessed foods these days. Not a bad idea! So I made a cake from scratch called Cotton Pickin' Cake. I received the recipe from a southern friend of mine who is a fabulous cook! Her sweet potatoe pie is to die for! Here is the recipe. 2 cups self-rising flour

1 cup buttermilk

1 cup oil

3 eggs

1 1/2 cups sugar ( I use just 1 cup)

1 tsp. vanilla

Mix all ingredients and pour into a greased 9 x 13" pan. Bake @ 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes. (I baked mine at 325 degrees convection bake and it came out fabulous!) Cut into serving squares while hot.
Topping:

2 cups sugar

1/4 cup cocoa

1/2 cup milk

1 stick of butter

1 tsp. vanilla

Mix all ingredients in saucepan, heat to boiling and boil for 3 minutes. Pour over cake while still hot.
Notes: Begin preparation of topping during last few minutes of baking cake so you can pour over while still hot. Be careful not to cook too long as it will granulate. I did not use all the topping.

The first time I made this topping, it came out almost like a candy coating on top of the cake. Of course, it didn't come out that way last night, but was yummy just the same. My kiddos said the cake tasted like buttermilk pancakes and my son's girlfriend liked it because it wasn't too sweet. Of course, this isn't one for you if you are watching your cholesterol.
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1 comment:

Stray Stitches said...

You're making my mouth water with that recipe! I'm working on block 3 and 4 today!