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!

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