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Cocoa Fudge Cake

Cocoa Fudge Cake

Cake batter and recipe

Cake batter and recipe

From Eros with Love – Cocoa Fudge Cake

Eros, LA

Eros, LA

Mr. Mike and I stopped for this photo several years ago. He was riding his Guzzi Sport, I was on my Buell Lightning.  I made this cake to celebrate Valentine’s Day and the Mardi Gras floodwaters receding. A canoe is no longer necessary to reach the paved road (and mailbox!). The recipe is from my 1974 Betty Crocker Cookbook.  Yes, I know weighing is more accurate than measuring baking ingredients. But this was the early ’70s and Miss Betty didn’t do weights. Actually most Americans still don’t weigh ingredients. I like this recipe because it is forgiving – just dump, mix, and bake.

Cocoa Fudge Cake

1/2 cup margarine or shortening, softened

1 1/2 cup sugar

1 2/3 cup all purpose flour

1 1/2 cup buttermilk

2 eggs

2/3 cup cocoa

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

Heat oven to 350 F. Spray no-stick spray a 13 X 9 X 2 inch pr two layer pans. Alternately you can grease and flour the pans (I hated doing that). Measure all ingredients in a large mixer bowl. Blend 30 seconds on low speed. Scrape down sides of bowl and mix 3 minutes on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan(s). Bake oblong pan 35-40 minutes, layers 30 -35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on rack.  Frost, dust top with powdered sugar, or top with whipped cream when serving.



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Water level on Fat Tuesday

Water level on Fat Tuesday


Confluence of Black and Little Black

Confluence of Black and Little Black

Our propane tank - don't float away! Last time cost $300+

Our propane tank – don’t float away! Last time cost $300+

Neighbors Tommie & Elaine's home. Note skiff docked where their vehicles normally park under the house

Neighbors Tommie & Elaine’s home. Note skiff docked where their vehicles normally park under the house

Patio below our house.

Patio below our house, on Lundi Gras

The waters are rising.

The waters are rising – Monday, Lundi Gras


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Scrounge Cat # 2 picks her next spot

Scrounge Cat # 2 picks her next spot

What a day – a tornado ripped through town, including the USM campus just before sunset. Fortunately we escaped  the worst part of the storm and are OK. You know something is up because the sky turns an odd yellow-green color before the wind and rain. More rain is predicted for the next two days, so we will be watching the creek for rising waters. All on a Mardi Gras day. This year I couldn’t make the parade in D’Iberville because my foot is still too swollen to wear a boot. May have been a blessing in disguise because Mr. Mike and I would have been caught in the storm on the ride home. Scrounge Cat #2 is using my shower as a litter box – in the cat world there are no accidents. Only social statements. Click the Food Scrounge News tab to ease your worries about multivitamins, coffee enemas, and health literacy.

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Frankenboot free for Mardi Gras

Frankenboot free for Mardi Gras

There was a  little delay for releasing Food Scrounge News due to the Super Bowl blackout. Hey, I used to live in LA and power outages were a normal part of the day. I loved living there despite deluges and power outages. I completed paperwork to return to my former job last week. It should be approved at the next school board meeting. In the meantime I’ll be stretching my leg and lifting weights. For other news, click on the Food Scrounge News tab.


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