Speedy Goodies

    “Speedy Goodies,” Ensign, Feb. 1979, 63

    Speedy Goodies

    If you’re hurrying home from Relief Society and haven’t much time to fix dinner, or you need a quick dessert for family home evening, here are three handy recipes:

    Two-Bowl Chocolate Cake
    (Bellevue Washington Stake Relief Society)

    Mix well in one bowl:

    2 cups sugar

    3 cups flour

    5 tablespoons cocoa

    2 teaspoons soda

    1 teaspoon salt

    Combine in second bowl:

    2/3 cup cooking oil

    1 tablespoon vanilla

    2 tablespoons vinegar

    2 cups cool water

    Combine the two mixtures and stir well with a fork or slotted spoon. Bake in ungreased 9-by-13-inch pan for 25–30 minutes at 350 degrees F. Ice when cool.

    Mandarin Icing

    3 cups powdered sugar

    4 tablespoons (1/2 cube) butter or margarine, softened

    1 8-oz. can mandarin oranges

    Blend three or four tablespoons of juice from can of oranges with the sugar and butter or margarine. Beat well. Ice cake. Use drained orange sections to decorate top. The orange flavor is a delicious complement to the two-bowl chocolate cake.

    Mayonnaise Cake
    (Susan Arrington Hill)

    2 cups flour

    3 tablespoons cocoa

    2/3 cup sugar

    1 cup mayonnaise

    1 teaspoon soda

    1 cup hot water

    Sift flour, cocoa, and sugar together, then blend in mayonnaise. Dissolve soda in hot water and add to first mixture. Beat a few seconds until smooth. Bake in 8-by-8 inch pan about 35 minutes at 350 degrees F. Makes a smooth, velvety cake.