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the late 1940's and early 50's, my mother-in-law was a nurse at a girls'
academy in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (The school no longer exists and
become a part of Moravian Academy.) During that period, the cook at
school was named Maud. She had a great chocolate cake recipe with a
but simple ingredient -- a cup of coffee! It keeps the cake extremely
but leaves it light at the same time. My wife's family (and now mine)
been making this recipe for 50 years. The 4" x 6" card for this
in our recipe file is covered with flour, butter, and whatnot. It
how often we've made Maud's cake.”
drops red food coloring
teaspoon baking powder
teaspoons baking soda dissolved in
1 cup sour milk*
cups all-purpose flour
cup hot coffee
ingredients in order given, alternating flour and sour milk. Add
Pour batter into prepared 9-inch square pan. Bake in oven
at 350 degrees F.
about 1/2 hour.
can use buttermilk or add 2 teaspoons vinegar
to 1 cup whole milk.
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