Thursday, April 9, 2009

Foodie Friday

Welcome to everyone coming by for Foodie Friday hosted by Gollum.


Of course, there is a lot of cooking going on right now in preparation for Easter dinner. My husband has only one request...Red Earth Cake. What is that you say? This is the cake that my hubby's family lives for.

Shhh. I'm going to share the recipe. It is delicious and easy to make.

Barbara, you might know this one. It's in the Leon County Cookbook.


Red Earth Cake


1 1/2 cups sugar

1/2 cup shortening

2 eggs well beaten

2 cups flour minus two tablespoons

1/4 tsp. salt

1 tsp. soda

1 cup buttermilk

1 tsp. vanilla

Make paste of 4 level tablespoons cocoa, 1 tsp. red food coloring, 2 tablespoons hot brewed coffee.

Cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs, flour and other dry ingredients. Add buttermilk, vanilla, and cocoa paste. Mix all ingredients well.

Bake 350 for approximately 24 minutes. Test in the middle with a toothpick. Be careful not to overcook.

Icing:

1 box powdered sugar

4 tablespoons cocoa

4 tablespoons hot brewed coffee

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tsp. red food color

1 stick butter softened

Mix all ingredients well with mixer.

**Now let me tell you my secrets: I do not make a paste of the cocoa and coffee. I just put it in the bowl and mix well. Works fine. Usually use extra red food color.

You know how every family has certain things they eat? My husband really ONLY wants THIS cake. I make a killer carrot cake from my mother's recipe...he will eat one piece to be nice. That's it. We are taking off for a short visit with family this weekend. I will be by to visit you all when I get back.

21 comments:

imjacobsmom said...

I read through the recipe and it sounds delish! I am saving it and I just may give it a try! Happy Easter! ~ Robyn

susan said...

I thought it was just red velvet cake until I got to the icing--the coffee is a different twist! Sounds good!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Yep, I was thinking "red velvet", too until I finished. Since I love red velvet, I'll bet I'll love this, too. Since hubby's from the red earth up there, I should make it for him! Hope you are safe from the fires they've been showing on tv. Have a safe and happy Easter.

bj said...

sounds just delicious...
have a wonderful Easter....

Darlene said...

YUM that sounds delicious. I was hoping that (since we live in Oklahoma) you didn't have to use some of the red clay (dirt) in it....hehehe

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed Easter weekend.♥

Amy said...

Yum..your cake sounds so delicious. Easy too. Wishing you a wonderful Easter Stacey. Enjoy the holiday. Amy

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Sounds perfect for Oklahoma folks. Hope the fires are calmed down now. Don't want my Okie friends to be driven out of homes.
Brenda

Angie said...

Sounds wonderful! My husband would love for me to make this cake!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

This recipe sounds very interesting. I think I must try it. Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

Smilingsal said...

Oh this cake sounds good. It reminds me of red velvet cake.

Kristen said...

Perfect recipe for us Okies - I love it. And the extra touch of coffee just sounds perfect1

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hey Stacey ! Pass me a slice of that cake hon ! Looks delish !

Happy @ Home said...

I was thinking this sounded like Red Velvet Cake until I got to the coffee part and I think it has less red food coloring too. Either way it sounds delish and I must try it. Thanks for sharing the recipe and have a lovely Easter and safe trip.

Daphine said...

Girl....this sounds DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Happy Easter dear friend!

Ramona said...

Yum ~ Nothing make a house smell better than a cake in the oven and this one looks like a winner. Thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend!

Smiles ~ Ramona

Rue said...

Hi Stacey :)

I don't blame him! That cake sounds really really gooood :)

Have a great time while you're away and Happy Easter!!
rue

texasdaisey said...

Mmmmmmm, sounds like it is really good. I think I would like the carrot cake even better. I am a sucker for that cream cheese icing. I am going to have to give this red earth cake a try. I like anything sweet and coffee too. It has to be good.
Debbie

Mama said...

Hello Stacey, I have never seen Red Earth Cake before, it sounds delicious and something we would all love, I am saving your recipe. Happy Easter, Kathy.

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I've never heard of Red Earth Cake - looks wonderful! Lovely!

April said...

Hey Stacey!
Oh, my goodness...does that cake ever sound sinfully good? I will have to give it a whirl! :)

Hope you and your family have an amazing Easter!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I bet this could become a favorite of my husband too! Yum!