Texas Cake

Texas Cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup sour cream

1/2 t. vanilla

1 egg in a mixing bowl. Mix.

1 cup flour

2 tbsp cocoa

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

Mix in a separate bowl. Combine two mixtures.

Measure 1/2 cup water in a liquid measuring cup. Heat 30 seconds on high. Add to the cup 1/4 cup oil. Then add 4 tbsp of butter. Stir and let sit till melted. The mix should be hot, if not cover it and heat it a bit in the microwave.

It will be a thin batter.  Pour into an 8 x 8 pan, bake about 15 minutes.

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Apple Crisp

5 medium cooking apples

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/3 cup flour

1 cup oats, uncooked  (I like old fashioned, but you can use quick)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

a little nutmeg if you have it, maybe some raisins

1/4 cup melted butter

Peel, core and slice apples. Place in a greased baking dish. Add raisins if you are using them. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine dry ingredients, add melted butter, mixing until crumbly, sprinkle on top of apples. Poke down any raisins that you can see, into the apples. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or till top is browned. Serve warm or cold, but do not cover it while it is warm.