Aunt Ruby’s Red Earth Cake

Betty Hudspeth, RN

The Orchard Assisted Living – Woodville, TX

½ cup butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 ½ cups sugar
¼ tsp. salt
2 eggs
3 Tbsp. cocoa
1 tsp. soda
3 or more Tbsp. strong coffee
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups flour

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix cocoa and coffee together. Combine soda and buttermilk. Blend salt and flour. Mix together. Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour.

1 box powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
¼ pound butter
2 Tbsp. or more of coffee
3 Tbsp. cocoa
1 drop red food coloring

Mix together and spread on cooled cake.

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