When I was there in November I finally got her to give me the correct (or as correct as she could remember) recipe to her wonderful cake that she makes. This is the second time I have made it. It's not as good as she makes, of course, but good non the less.
I'm sure she wouldn't mind if I shared it with you.
Melt 1 cup of Crisco with 1 cup of water. If you want your cake to be chocolate add some cocoa into this while you melt the Crisco.
2 cups of Flour
2 cups of sugar
1 tsp baking soda
dash of salt
1 tsp vanilla
I forgot to add the vanilla:( It wasn't as moist as Grandma's but still good. I made a Strawberry Syrup to go on top and we ate it with ice cream. Yummmmy
5 or 6 strawberries- I used frozen ones
2 cups of sugar- I think that's how much I used. I used about a cup and then it wasn't sweet enough so I added more.
ground ginger- I just bought some today and had to use it! It gives the syrup a kick.
1/2 cup of water
Heat the above until boiling.
Add corn starch to thicken- Remember: when you are using corn starch to thicken dissolve it in COLD water before adding it slowly to your boiling sauce. I always have to add it twice because it is never thick enough the first time I do it.
Do I sound like Grandma? A little of this, a little of that.......
My mission is to get at least 1 new recipe from her every time I visit. Last time I was there I got the recipe for her yeast rolls. I will attempt those soon. If any of you have a recipe of Grandma's please email it to me so I can try it out. Enjoy!