Mom's Chocolate Pecan Cake - My Favorite Birthday Cake
|Moms Chocolate Cake Dec. 22, 1999
1 box of cake mix
1 stick of butter
1 1/4 cups of water
Cream butter and eggs. Add cake mix. Add water while mixing so that batter wont be to thin.
1 box of powdered sugar
3 heaping teaspoons of cocoa
1/2 stick of butter
3 handfuls of chopped pecans
Add a little milk if too thick add more. Be careful not to add too much. Icing should be thick. Doesnt take much milk.
Grease two cake pans with butter (use a lot).
Pour in half of cake mix in each.
Put in 360 degree oven until brown and fork comes out clean. Dont overcook.
Take cake out. Run knife along edge of pan and flip out on a plate.
Put sugar on another plate (to prevent sticking).
Flip second cake layer on plate.
Put icing on first layer. Turn over second layer on first. Put icing on rest of cake.
How I found this recipe
On Wednesday morning, October 3, 2007, I was thinking about my mother, in particular about all the suffering she had gone through because of her situation and because of some of the people who were her caregivers. I felt bad because I felt that I had betrayed her trust in me after having made a promise to her never put her in a nursing home and the idea of that feeding tube which she hated and I grew to hate also. With all of these feelings burdening a sorrow filled heart, I picked up the large velvet rose I had placed next to her that last Christmas, held it close, and prayed. I felt better and those bad thoughts and feelings left me.