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Friday, June 8, 2012

Family Recipe Friday: Mammaw's Chocolate Frosting



I miss her.........she was such a blessing.  I am named after her.  All those that knew her loved & adored her just the same.  June 30, 1994, 11 days after her surprise 80th birthday celebration the Lord had other plans.  He called her home to heaven in her sleep.  I had just given birth to our first child 6 months prior.  She was a wonderful friend, mentor, listener & prayer warrior, but to me she Was MY Mammaw, Joshua's Great Grandmother....and future Joseph & Luke's.  She never got to meet my younger two children, the second who was named after her daddy (which was a promise I made to her prior to her death). She was loving, gave huge slobbery kisses, lots of hugs, was patient and a GREAT cook.  One of my fondest and favorite recipes from her is this one.  I use it for an alternative to some of my chocolate cakes.

Mammaw's Chocolate Frosting


1 lb powdered sugar (3 1/2 cups)
3/4 c cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 stick butter-melted
1 tsp vanilla
strong coffee


Sift together the first three ingredients and add to the melted margarine.  Add coffee until it's a spreading consistency.  Then add your vanilla.  

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