Archive for April, 2004

Chocolate Cherry Cake

Friday, April 23rd, 2004

“Sorry I was so slow to answer. Busy and will write more later.” — An octogenarian response to a request for Jack McNaughton’s chocolate cherry cake recipe. Busy! Sheesh! 🙂

Anyway, when was the last time I asked for the recipe for Jack’s cake and how many times have I asked for it and why the heck can’t I hang on to the damn thing. Actually, I think it was about a year and a half ago and it was probably about the third time and I guess it’s probably buried in an email message on the old dead strawberry iMac. One time I actually tried to make it without the recipe but that was less than perfect, to say the least. I can read a recipe if I don’t get distracted in the middle of it but usually if I need dessert for something, I recruit Mouse. But her specialties are pie and cheesecake and this time I need Jack’s cake. Maybe if I blog the damn thing, I won’t lose it again, do ya think? Recipe from Fran below with my editorial comments in “[]”.

Cake [Jack McNaughton’s Cherry Chocolate Cake]

  • one devilss food cake mix [“devilss”? octogenarian typist? >:->> ]
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tsp almond
  • 1 21 oz. can pie cherry mix

Seriously, thanks Ma! I’ll try not to lose it again.