"Everything I eat has been proved by some doctor or other to be a deadly poison, and everything I don't eat has been proved to be indispensable for life. But I go marching on."--George Bernard Shaw

Secret Cake Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


This recipe for Secret Cake, by , is from Table Traditions, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Mary Boyd Brown
Added: Wednesday, January 7, 2009


¼ teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 sticks margarine
¼ cup cocoa (Hershey’s) semi-sweet
1 cup water
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
½ cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda

Fudge Frosting:
1 stick butter
¼ cup + 2 tablespoons buttermilk
¼ cup cocoa
1 – 16 oz. box powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 300º

Combine- flour, sugar, soda, salt
Melt margarine in saucepan, add cocoa and water (medium heat) – bring to a boil and remove from heat
Add vanilla
Pour the hot ingredients over the flour mixture.
Mix thoroughly
Add eggs and buttermilk
Pour into greased and floured pan 15x12x2
Bake 300 for 30 minutes

Prepare fudge frosting-
Combine butter, buttermilk and cocoa in saucepan.
Bring to a boil.
Remove from heat.
Add – powdered sugar and vanilla
Spread over cake while still warm and in same pan.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
freezes well




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Bookmark and Share




Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!