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Favorite Old Butler County Ohio Recipes

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WOWIE CAKE (one layer)
Recipe contributed by Norma Adams

Here is a recipe for a quick and easy cake. I think it must have been the original snackin' cake. It only makes one layer. My mom got this recipe back in either the late 40's or early 50's from the radio. I think she said it was from the old Ruth Lyons 50 Club that used to be on WLW at noon every day. We grew up on this cake. I still make it all the time. It's a good cake for anyone who is not allowed eggs. No eggs in it. My kids insist on this for birthday cakes. Topped with the 7-minute Fluffy White Cooked Icing, it's scrumptious. Or, just sprinkle a little powdered sugar on it, and eat.

The best part about it is if you only want one layer to snack on, you can mix it up right in the pan you are going to bake it in. I double the cake recipe and make two layers for birthday cakes using a mixing bowl.

1 c. granulated sugar
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. cocoa
1 tsp. soda

1 tbsp. vinegar
1/3 c. salad oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. cold water

Sift first 5 ingredients into 8x8 pan. (Can also be a round pan)
Add the rest of the ingredients, stirring until smooth.

Bake 30-35 min. at 350 deg. Cool and ice or let it cool a few minutes
and eat up with a big glass of cold milk! Gooood!

Seven Minute Fluffy Frosting
(use high speed on mixer)

Combine in top of double boiler (a large one, this stuff really grows)

2 egg whites
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 c. water
1 tablespoon white corn syrup
1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp. vanilla

Beat eggs slightly then place over simmering water. Beat at high speed for 7 to 10 minutes or until mixture holds stiff peaks. Remove from heat and blend in vanilla. Ice the cake.
You need to do this sort of fast. This frosting can set up very quickly as it cools off.

Norma Adams from - Middletown Ohio
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Christmas Cheese Spread
Recipe contributed by Deb Young Morrison
"Just found another Favorite Family Recipe that was sent to me from my cousin John A Young in Butte Montana a few years back. This is the way his dad, my Uncle Ben made it. My grandmother Young use to add a bit of beer to the mix. And I always add an Egg, so make how you see fit. It's yummmy!!"
2 pounds sharp or extra sharp cheddar cheese
1 small jar sweet pickles (sweet pickle relish would work also)
7 large jars of pimentos
1 large onion
3 stalks celery chopped fine
2 bell peppers chopped fine
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Run all the ingredients through a meat grinder
add enough mayonaise to bring it all together.  Chill

Serve with crackers or spread on bread for sandwiches

Peach Cobbler,
brought to the Butler County Genealogy Society Picnic in June 2003.
Recipe from Betty Kibby
Slice peaches and place in a glass baking dish

Mix together:
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons flour
sprinkle this mixture over the peaches and dot with 4 tablespoons of butter

Sift together
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
cut in 1/3 cup shortening
add 1/3 cup milk or enough to bring it all together

turn out on a lightly floured board pull out in all directions
to fit the pan or cut into strips.

place this dough on top of the fruit and dot with 2 tablespoons butter.
then sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar

Bake in hot oven 425 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.

With special thanks to the OHButler-L email group members for contributing the idea for this page in November, 2003.

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