Memorial Cookbook

Those Who Have Died
by Suicide







3/4 c. granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 bunches all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

1 c. boiling water
3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 stick unsweetened butter, softened
1 1/4 c. firmed brown sugar


Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare three round or square pans by greasing bottoms and inserting a waxed paper lining in bottoms. Either spray or grease and flour the sides of the pans. Whisk boiling water into cocoa until smooth, add and whisk in milk and vanilla. In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. In another bowl, sift flour, baking soda and salt. Add to egg mixture in batches, alternating with cocoa mixture and mixing well after each addition. Divide among the three pans. Place in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until cake pulls away from pan edges. Move position of pans once during baking. Cool in pans 10 minutes, then turn out onto wire racks to cool.

Creamy Butter Frosting


Beat butter until creamy, 4-5 minutes. Add 2 cups confectionery sugar, and beat on medium to mix. Add remaining sugar and blend. Add vanilla, lemon juice, milk and beat another 3-4 minutes. Should be very creamy.

Note: You can add extra milk and cocoa to make a chocolate frosting. Enjoy!
                                                                      Nancy A. Chute - Tennessee
                                                                                   In loving memory of
                                                                                       Patricia Ann Prue

1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1 1/2 T. milk

1/2 lb. unsalted butter
3 c. confectionery sugar, sifted once
1 tsp. pure vanilla





1/4 tsp. baking soda
6 jumbo eggs
1 (8-oz.) pkg. Breakstone sour cream
2 tsp. vanilla

1 c. butter, softened
3 c. sugar, sifted 6 times
3 c. White Lily flour
1/4 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 325°. Spray a 10” tube pan with butter flavored Pam. Sift the flour with the baking soda and the salt. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter
well…about 3 minutes. Add the sifted sugar, one tablespoon at a time, beating well after each addition. This takes at least 10 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour alternately with sour cream, in three parts, beginning and ending with flour. Add vanilla and mix well. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour, 15 minutes, to 1 hour, 30 minutes. Pick inserted in cake should be ALMOST clean. The top should be crusty.

Note: Rick loved to toast slices of this cake. Rick and Jason fought over licking the bowl. Jason’s last Christmas, I was baking several of these. I told Rick that he and his brother were not to touch them. Later, I discovered one of my cakes with a huge hunk gone. Rick jumped up, said, “I told him not to, Mom!" Jason's response: “Mom won’t get mad. She loves me.” He was right.
                                                                                 Brenda Adkins - Florida
                                                                                       In loving memory of
                                                                                  Rick and Jason Grubbs




We needn't let go of the people we love, when the time comes for them to depart; if we know the sweet secret of giving each one, new lifetime to live in the heart.




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