½ C. oil
½ C. margarine
2 C. Sugar
2 C. flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. vanilla
½ C. sour or buttermilk***
4 T. cocoa
In a saucepan, melt the marg(or butter) and mix in water, oil and cocoa. Bring to a boil, dissolving cocoa well. Remove from heat. Add sugar, flour and eggs and beat well. Dissolve soda in buttermilk, and mix in with vanilla. Bake in a 10x17 inch greased cookie sheet (the kind w/ sides) at 325 for 20 minutes.
***if you don’t have buttermilk, you can add ½ teaspoon of lemon juice to regular milk and let it stand for about 10 minutes to substitute.
1 lb powdered sugar
¼ C. cocoa
¼ C. milk
½ C. butter
Put all ingredients in saucepan. Stir well over medium heat until everything dissolves. Remove from heat and add 1 t. vanilla and frost while warm
FOR MUD PIE:
Remove cake from oven and cover with mini-marshmallows and return to oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and wait just a couple minutes, then pour the frosting over all the top.
Out of a possible 5 'yums':
Monte rates this: (3) yums, It was not his favorite, but it helped his chocolate craving.
JoAnn rates this: (4) yums, It is all chocolate and very moist, what's not to love!
Anali rates this: (4.5) yums, not very crumb messy to eat and cake with brown icing is her favorite.
Aden rates this: (3) yums, he likes cake, but would rather have a cookie.
Avalon is unrated in the review.
Once again return next week as I just went to a "cooking show" and have a bunch of new fun recipes to try out and will be posting them in the weeks to come, on my installment of Food Friday.