Chocolate Cake & Fudge Frosting
Transcribed from the above recipe as written by my grandmother. This recipe was originally from Jessie Runnalls.
Mix together 1 cup sugar and 1 cup salad dressing or mayonnaise. Add 2 teaspoons milk. Last, add 2 1/4 cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking soda, and 3 tablespoons cocoa. Be sure to sift the flour, cocoa and baking soda all together. mix well. Bake about 35 minutes in 375* oven or until toothpick comes out clean. Be sure to mix just as recipe is given, this cake always turns out good. Some lady won a prize on this cake.
Mix 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa with 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 pinch of salt, and 3 tablespoons water until smooth in top of double boiler. add 1/2 can condensed milk and mix well. Cook over hot water until thick, stir once in a while as it cooks. When frosting is cold beat in 1 teaspoon Crisco or similar shortening, heat until fluffy. Spread on cake. You can use butter in frosting if you wish.
I remember my gram making this cake…. it was her mayonnaise cake! I didn’t realize I had the recipe for it until I was browsing this morning in her recipe box.