Della's Recipes


COCA COLA CAKE - from Wendy Philpott


1 cup Coca-Cola
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups miniature marshmallows

Combine Coca-Cola and buttermilk; set aside.
Beat butter at low speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar; beat until blended. Add egg and
vanilla; beat at low speed until blended.
Combine flour, cocoa, and soda. Add to butter mixture alternately with cola mixture; begin and end with flour mixture.
Beat at low speed just until blended.
Stir in marshmallows. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13-x 9-inch pan or 15 x 11 in. (for brownie like cake)
Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes.
Pour Coca-Cola Frosting over warm cake; Frosting will set up when cooled.


1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup Coca-Cola
4 tablespoons cocoa
1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans

Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring until butter melts. Remove from heat; whisk in sugar and vanilla. Stir in pecans. Pour over warm Coca Cola cake, frosting will set up as cake cools.



4 cups diced, peeled Jonathon apples
2 cups plus 2 teaspoons sugar
2 sticks butter, melted and cooled
3 cups flour
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts

Mix apples and 2 cups sugar in large bowl.  Leave at room temperature 2 hours, stirring occasionally.  Heat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease 2 8 x 4" loaf pans, especially the bottoms.  Mix flour, soda and cinnamon.  Stir into apples.  Stir in melted butter, eggs and vanilla.  Add nuts, if using.  Pour half into each pan.  Sprinkle tops with 1 teaspoon sugar each.

Bake 1 hour.  Test with toothpick.  Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes before removing.  Let cool completely on racks.  Refrigerate if not serving immediately.  Freezes well.  Enjoy

Mary Metcalf


Valentine Treats for Chocolate Lovers

We must remember to take care of the ones that we love. These quick and easy goodies will make a special Valentine surprise and our favorite Valentine is sure to love them.


2 C sugar
2 C flour
l stick oleo
½ C Crisco
4 T Cocoa
1 C water
1 C buttermilk
1 t soda
2 eggs (slightly beaten)
1 t. Cinnamon

Mix sugar and flour well and set aside. Place Crisco, oleo, cocoa and water in a saucepan, bring to rapid boil. Add to sugar and flour...mix well. Measure buttermilk into a small bowl. Add soda and stir until dissolved. Add to mix. Add eggs and cinnamon. Bake in a greased and floured sheet can pan for 30-35 minutes @ 375 degrees. I prefer a pan slightly larger than a standard sheet cake pan so the cake will be just a little thinner.

If you want your frosting to soak into the cake spread it on while the cake is still very warm. I usually allow mine to cool a little and then spread the frosting. If it is completely cool the frosting will show the swirls left from spreading. If you put the frosting on while the cake is warm or hot it will not show the swirls, it will be smooth and thin.

1 stick margarine
4 T cocoa
7 T milk (not buttermilk)
1 t. vanilla
1 box powdered sugar (a box is 3 ¾’s cups)
1 C chopped nuts (optional)

Bring margarine, cocoa and milk to a rapid boil. Remove from heat and add powdered sugar, nuts and vanilla. Blend well and spread on the cake.



As a young bride I learned to make these cookies. Yes, I did and still do, use powdered milk…old habits are difficult to change.

1¾ cup flour
¾ cup sugar
¼ cup powdered milk
½ t. soda
½ t. salt
½ cup butter
1 egg
2 squares chocolate
½ cup water
½ cup nuts (optional)

Mix flour, sugar, dry milk, soda and salt. Melt butter and chocolate squares in the water. Add the four mix to the liquid and mix. Stir in nuts and then drop by teaspoonsful on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 400 degrees.


Melt 2 squares chocolate and 3 T. butter over low heat. Remove and add 3 T. water, ½ t. vanilla. Add 2 cups of powdered sugar. Frost cookies when they have cooled.