Devils Food Cake! A Favorite Sunday Dessert!


Hi Everyone!

My Grandma loved to make a nice Sunday dessert to compliment a big family Sunday dinner! We really love Sunday Dinners here in the barn too and sometimes even Mable, Cruella and I will make a delicious cake. This one my Grandma liked to make in a loaf pan and then she would put some buttercream frosting on top with toasted chopped pecans and toasted flaked coconut!

Devils Food Cake – very old recipe


2 Cups Dark Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Butter
2/3 cup Unsweetened Chocolate or Cocoa
1/2 cup Sour Milk
1/2 cup Boiling Water
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
Pinch of Salt
3 Scant Cups Flour after Sifting
2 Eggs


Cream butter, add sugar gradually and eggs well beaten. Then add chocolate which has been melted in the boiling water. Add milk alternatively with flour which has been mixed and sifted with soda. Beat briskly for a few minutes. Bake in a loaf pan or in two layer cake pans in a moderate oven until done.

Frost the cake with your personal favorite frosting. We like the buttercream frosting with toasted coconut and toasted chopped pecans on top!



Pineapple Upside Down Cake!


Hi Friends!!

A family favorite for dessert after a big Sunday Dinner was Pineapple Upside Down Cake! We loved it warm from the oven with a bit of ice cream or whipped cream on it! The warm gooey pineapple and cherries with the brown sugar and delicious cake is forever etched in my mind!! It’s perfect for picnics too and of course a cold winter day as well.

Here is the recipe that we hope you’ll enjoy!

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

2 Cups of Flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/42 teaspoon salt
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup butter
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup of milk


Sift dry ingredients, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and add milk alternatively with flour that has been sifted with baking powder and salt. Butter cake pan with a heavy coating of butter. Line the buttered pan with brown sugar. Place in pan, slices of pineapple with maraschino cherries in center of each pineapple ring.

Pour batter over the rings into the pan and bake from 45 to 60 minutes at 350 degree oven. Server while warm, garnish with ice cream or whipped cream!