How many of you own a copy of your moms, grandmothers or great grandmother's recipe books or cards? You know the kind that were hand written in the years before blogs, and ebooks?
|My Grandma as a girl|
My Grandma passed away when I was 10 of breast cancer, I didn't really know her well. All I know of her, are the stories I hear from my Dad and my Aunts and Uncles. I was lucky enough to get a photo copy of her recipe book. It's filled with TONS of dessert recipes.
I giggle when I flip through the pages because the recipes are clearly dated. The use of jello, instant pudding was huge.... and seriously. What is Oleo? Do they still sell this? I have been told by my Aunts it's like Crisco?
When I first started blogging, I tried her Tomato Soup Cake. It was actually really good. Though I was completely terrified to use canned soup in a CAKE. It's a thing.... and totally not weird. You should try it some time. You will be pleasantly surprised!
One recipe that has caught my eye for years now and I just never took the time to make it. Was the Lazy Daisy Oatmeal Cake. Apparently this was a thing back in the day. I did a google search to see what I could find out... and I think it's a vintage classic cake. Ask your mom or grandmothers... I bet they have made it at one point or another!
This cake is easy to whip up. All the ingredients come straight from your pantry. And it is made with oatmeal, so it is practically health food right?
|My Grandmother's Handwritten Recipe|
Instead of using "Oleo" I used room temperature butter. I also added 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut on top of the frosting before serving. I think it was best served warm.