I’m Sharing A Recipe…

Sunday, December 20, 1914: <no entry>

Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

Readers participating in Grandma’s Bake-a-thon have shared many wonderful memories. We are giving Grandma a great send-off to live the rest of her life after the diary ends.

Today I’m reblogging an awesome post that Dianna at These Days of Mine did for the Bake-a-thon. She shares a wonderful Applesauce Cake recipe, and tells a heartwarming story about sharing the cake mini-loafs. And, I absolutely adore how she wraps the mini-loafs and ties ribbons around them. Dianna knows how to make a food gift really special.

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(For those of you who don’t personally know me, let me share with you that I rarely cook, so the idea of me sharing a recipe is rather humorous.)

Today’s post is a combination: I’m participating in Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop:

2. Share a favorite holiday inspired recipe!

…and this is also my entry for the “Bake-a-thon” over at Sheryl’s blog “A Hundred Years Ago Today”.  For the past few years, Sheryl has shared her grandmother’s diary (written in 1911-1914) each day, but that diary comes to an end on December 31. Sheryl’s readers are sharing favorite family recipes as a way of honoring her grandmother and bidding farewell to the diary.

We didn’t often have desserts when I was a child, too tempting for my mom to have sweets in the house, I imagine. She would make peanut butter cookies occasionally, and sometimes, she…

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4 thoughts on “I’m Sharing A Recipe…

  1. Aw…thanks for sharing my post with your readers, Sheryl AND for your kind words.
    I’ve so enjoyed reading your Grandmother’s diary and will really miss it when it ends.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  2. I guess this is a good time and place to share the Wacky Cake recipe. It’s not 100 years old, but it is at least 70. From WWII days when dairy products were expensive in coupons and money, and hard to find.

    It was my family’s favorite cake back in the days when I still cooked and baked. An extremely moist and luscious chocolate cake, they liked it topped with butter frosting.

    Now it’s ideal for my Vegan daughter, but I don’t know what she uses instead of butter frosting to top it off.


    Sift together

    1.5 c. flour
    1 c. sugar
    1 tsp. soda
    0.5 tsp salt
    3 T cocoa

    Make 3 indentations, pour separately into each

    1 tsp vanilla
    1 T vinegar
    5 T oil

    Pour 1 c. cold water over this

    Mix and bake in a slightly greased 8×8 pan

    30-35 minutes
    350 degrees

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