Sunday, January 20, 2013

Winter Poppy Garden and a Chocolate Cake from Scratch by Texas Flower Artist Nancy Medina

Winter Poppy Garden 
by Nancy Medina
Palette Knife/Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Winter Poppy Garden is the newest large work in the studio, and since it is a holiday weekend, it seemed the perfect time to make one my Mom's favorite cakes from scratch. Jo's Chocolate Cake came from one of those old co-op cookbooks from the 1960s. I thought you might like to see the recipe exactly as it appears, authentic with no fancy fonts or artificial ingredients included, so I've placed a photo of the page for you below. I substituted milk with a teaspoon of sour creme for the buttermilk and butter for oleo, and it tasted just as good. Be sure to serve warm with a big glass of milk! It's a perfect snack for a chilly winter evening while lounging on the couch with a snuggly friend a great old movie on TV.

Winter Poppies on the Porch

Thanks Oleta Webster for sharing this!

This cake didn't last long at my house!


Autumn Leaves said...

I think I'm drooling more over the cake than the poppies! Yummy!! Is this before or after baking?

Laura Leeder said...

Another gem of a painting Nancy and the cake looks good too!

Jane said...

Oh, I love chocolate cakes with cinnamon. Can't wait to try that recipe. I also have to comment on that adorable pic of AnnieBelle in the snow....if that isn't the most irresistible "please pick me up...and quick" look that I have ever seen; I don't know what is. They speak English with their eyes, don't they?
Well on to flowers and cake from scratch. Happy painting ladies.