It will always be called Grandma Bridgie's or Aunt Mary's Cake and I'd appreciate it if you would carry on that tradition should you add it to your recipe boxes. I've never shared this recipe before.
~ Life may end here on earth but we live on daily in the memories of others ~
Aunt Mary made this for years from memory so it was quite a funny task for her to convert her pinches and splashes to measurements for me, though they work.... so follow as directed.
GRANDMA BRIDGIE'S CAKE RECIPE (c 1910)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
One sheet pan or two loaf pans (with loaf pans you have more cake per slice, less frosting). We usually use the baking pan. I have made it as a layer cake but I feel it wasn't meant to made that way.
Small Bowl (then set aside)
2 C Flour
2 Tsp Baking POWDER
1/4 Tsp Salt
1 Stick of Butter Softened
1 C Sugar
Cream together butter and sugar... THEN ADD 1C milk, 2 eggs and 1 Tsp vanilla.
Add ALL dry ingredients at once, and stir to moisten completely. Do Not Over Mix.
That's it... couldn't be easier. Add to PAM sprayed pan, and bake for 35 minutes.
The crumb on this cake is similar in texture to corn bread (tastes better than it sounds). It can easily be made into a smoother crumb by using hand mixer. The more you mix, the smoother the crumb.
Our entire family likes it the original way ~ BY HAND!
You can use any milk choc or semisweet chocolate frosting recipe you desire. The flavor comes from the cake.
Aunt Mary had begun using a BAKERS Choco-Bake at some point. I did that for years... though I can't find it anymore. Plz let me know if you come across it. It's in a yellow box, six individual packets of unsweetened liquid chocolate.
1 packet of Choco-Bake (it's unsweetened chocolate)
Tbls or more of butter
up to 1/2 box confectionary sugar
add water, a teaspoon at a time, for desired consistancy.
Cool, Frost, Serve (Freezes well, wax paper on frosting in zip lock freezer bag)
This cake NEVER gets to the table without someone in our house cutting a piece and eating it fresh from the oven. It's now accepted and assumed, all birthday cakes have a piece missing or a side gone!
Enjoy please post feedback here, I'd love to hear from you
Gob Bless & Continue Baking