Sunday, November 25, 2007

How was your Turkey day?

Ours was wonderful! For the first time ever, we brined our turkey! Man, was it tasty!!! Thanks Pioneer Woman for this wonderful idea!

We also made an old favorite of mine - a Wilma Cake!!! This is another recipe from my old college roommate. Actually, it originated from little ol' Wilma who lived down the street in Amy's hometown of Rochelle, Texas. This recipe is a little time consuming but boy, is it worth it!!!

Wilma Cake

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

Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and beat thoroughly. Sift dry ingredients 3 times. Add dry ingredients alternating with milk in three portions. Beat well. Add hot water and vanilla. Bake in three pans in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.

Wilma's Frosting

2/3 cup cocoa
3 cups sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup margarine
1 1/2 cups evaporated milk

Boil until soft ball stage on candy thermometer. If you don't have one, drop some of the liquid in a glass of cold water and then roll it in your fingers and when the texture is like a soft ball. Once you get to this stage you are through heating. Put the pan in cold water and hand beat mixture until it is at a good consistency. Spread on cake very fast! If frosting is too stiff, add some hot water.

Enjoy and then run as fast as you can to the nearest gym!!! ;o)

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