1/4 c. butter or margarine
1 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. nuts and/or chocolate bits, if desired
Melt butter or margarine in a saucepan. Add brown sugar and let cool before adding egg, flour, baking powder and vanilla. Add nuts and/or chocolate chips, if desired. Mix all together and bake in a square pan in 350º for 28-30 minutes.
from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN
2 c. sugar
1 c. butter
4 rounded tbsp cocoa
6 tbsp hot water
1 c. flour
Cream together sugar and butter. Add egg yolks and mix. Beat egg whites and set aside.
Mix rounded tbsp cocoa with hot water (make a thick “gravy”), add this to the above butter/sugar mixture and mix.
Blend in 1 c. flour.
Stir in beaten egg whites.
Bake in greased 9X12 pan for 30 minutes at 350°.
Cook (on stove top) sugar, whipping cream, milk and chocolate square. Cook to a “firm ball” stage, add butter.
Cool in ice cold water, stir until cooled and remove from water. Continue to stir until frosting holds peaks.
Submitted by: Jennifer L