Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday's Favorite Farm Recipe

Ahhh, yes, chocolate.  Nancy, this weeks recipe contributor, knows my weakness.  Of course she came through with a family recipe for Devil's Food Cake.  Nancy said I need to mention that this is Aunt Ag's (that is short for Agnes) recipe. 

Devil's Food Cake

     2 cups sugar
     1/2 cup shortening
     2 eggs
     1/2 cup cocoa
     1/2 cup hot water
     1 cup milk
     1 tsp soda
     1 tsp vanilla
     2 cups flour

Mix sugar and shortening.  Beat eggs and mix with the sugar mixture.  Dissolve cocoa in hot water and add to the sugar and egg mixture.  Then add the remaining ingredients.  Bake at 350F for 30 minutes.  Frost with chocolate frosting.

Nancy and her husband, Rod, are corn and soybean farmers.  They farm with Rod's parents and his brother as well.  Nancy did grow up on a small farm and her dad owned a farm implement dealership for many years.  One of Nancy's hidden talents is her ability blurt out tidbits of information on Ford tractors and Kawasaki Mules.  She always amazes me with what she will come up with.  It's good to have a friend that will surprise you every once in awhile.  :-)

Nancy and crew getting ready for a great
day at Legoland California.

Nancy is an accountant by training but these days she stays busy running after kids.  Rod and Nancy's three children are just starting to get to that age where they are involved in all sorts of school and church activities.  But, I'm sure she will find time to make them chocolate cake!

Thank you Nancy for sharing your recipe this week.

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