12 May 2009

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday - Nana's Wacy Cake with Peanut Butter Icing!

**UPDATED - I just learned from my Mom that my Nana spelled it Wacy Cake, not Wackey Cake**

This is my entry for Tempt My Tummy Tuesday!!

My Nana (paternal grandmother) was a baker from what I understand. She died when I was very young so I don't have many memories about her, or my Pop-Pop but I do have her Wacy Cake recipe and my mom has Nana's handwritten recipe - which I hope to someday have a copy of!

I am using the spelling Wacy because that is how Nana wrote it on the recipe my Mom has - I know it's wrong, but this misspelling makes it all the more special for me!

I made Nana's Wacy cake with peanut butter icing to celebrate my husband's Gram's birthday a few weekends ago. And she LOVED it!! She said that the icing tasted like her peanut butter fudge.

Now, i have to share this recipe. I hope that this SUPER easy cake and icing makes you feel all warm inside, just like it does for me and did for hubby's Gram!

Nana's Wacy Cake
3 c flour
2 c sugar
6 T cocoa
2 t baking soda
1 t salt
2/3 c oil
2 c water
2 t vanilla extract

2 T vinegar

Spray a 9x13 pan and preheat the oven to 350. Mix all the ingredients together, except for the vinegar. Once everything is mixed, add the vinegar, give it a quick stir and quickly pour into the greased pan. It's OK if the cake batter starts to turn colors, it's the vinegar and baking soda reacting which will make the cake rise! Bake for 45-50 minutes.

Peanut Butter Icing

1 store bought tub of vanilla icing (I use Betty Crocker, but any brand will work)
1/2 cup peanut butter (I use Jiff, but again any brand will work)

Place ingredients into a bowl and mix until well combined. Spread on cooled Wacy cake and enjoy!!


Proud Mom said...

This sounds so yummy! Did you know that I collect recipes from friends and family? Please tell your mom I will pay her BIG BIG MONEY to make me a photocopy of that and any recipe she has from Nana! (I think Nana is the only person I don't have recipes from!)

Beg her for me okay???

I'm going to try this one asap-it sounds yummy!

Pami said...

sounds yummy I will have to try love the name!!!! thnaks for sharing

shopannies said...

I have made both of these just not together now i want to try it the way you did

Samantha said...

Sounds so good, will have to try, thanks for sharing !

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Looks and sounds yummy!

Brenda said...

I've made that cake recipe before but never tried the icing like that, it looks good.

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Sounds very yummy!