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Summer 2012


Recipes from WorkSaver readers

Goofy Chocolate Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

Goofy Chocolate Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

Goofy Chocolate Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

Submitted by Summer Engelhard, Carpio, N.D.

3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
6 teaspoons cocoa
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons vanilla
cup salad oil
2 cups cold water

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Combine ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Pour into greased 9 x 13-inch cake pan.
  4. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.

For cupcakes, bake for 20 minutes; mini cupcakes for 10 minutes.

Brown Sugar Frosting
5 tablespoons butter
cup milk
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar

  1. Combine butter, milk, brown sugar and vanilla in a pot. Boil for three minutes.
  2. Take off stove and beat in powdered sugar.
  3. Frost cake or cupcake.
Goody Bars

Goody Bars

Goody Bars

Submitted by Darlene Meeks, Belle Plaine, Iowa

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs
1 cups flour
4 tablespoons cocoa
teaspoon baking powder
1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
Miniature marshmallows

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar. Add vanilla and eggs; beat well.
  3. Combine dry ingredients and stir into creamed mixture. Add chopped nuts.
  4. Spread in a greased 9 x 13-inch pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Cover top with marshmallows. Return to oven until marshmallows are puffed up, about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.

3 tablespoons butter (melted)
1 cups powdered sugar, sifted
teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 to 3 tablespoons milk

Combine ingredients and spread over cooled bars.

Makes 24 bars