Thursday, September 3, 2009

Scotch Cake

This is a great chocolate cake that my mom taught me to make as a young girl. I made it for our county show numerous times. I got a blue ribbon every time! I really don't know why it's called "scotch cake," but it's definitely a keeper recipe!


Sift together in large mixing bowl 2 cups flour, and 2 cups sugar. Set this aside. In a saucepan, melt 1 stick margarine, ½ c. Crisco, 4 tablespoons cocoa, and 1 cup water. Bring to a rapid boil and remove from heat. Pour this into flour and sugar mixture. Mix well.

Add ½ cup buttermilk, 2 eggs (lightly beaten), 1 teaspoon soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Bake 25-30 minutes at 400 degrees.


Start making it 5 minutes before cake is done. Melt together 1 stick margarine, 4 tablespoons cocoa, and 6 tablespoons milk. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Add 1 box confectionery sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1-2 cups pecans depending on personal preference. Spread on cake while still hot.

**This is really great served warm with a dip of vanilla ice cream!


  1. Sounds delicious and I have to say your Mom's bacon meatloaf sounds like one my family would like because there is nothing like the taste of bacon. Now my hips do not like what bacon does to them but my tastebuds sing when I eat bacon:) Thanks for sharing.

  2. What an easy recipe, I must try this, thanks for sharing.

  3. This cake sounds soo good and sounds easy enough for me to make too!

    Thanks for sharing!