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Saint Shirley’s Chocolate Buttermilk Cake.

 ~~~~~~Saint Shirley’s Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

It. Is. Sooo.  Gooooooood.


  • 2 c flour
  • 1 ¾ c sugar
  • ½ c cocoa
  • ½  t salt
  • 3 t soda
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 c Mazola oil
  • 1 c butter milk
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 cup cooled coffee
  • ½ c chocolate chips (gooooood ones!)

Mix together … place in 9×13 pan for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean…bake at 350.

FUDGE FROSTING  (this will make you cry)

  • 1 ½ c sugar
  • 6 T butter
  • 6 T milk

Place in pan at low heat.  When consistency begin to boil only allow 1 ½ minutes for this. Take off stove.  Add 1 teaspoon of Vanilla and ½ cup of chocolate chips.  Stir until smooth.

    This cake will make you very happy…but your ass may be sad.  Who cares!

 My mother (Saint Shirley) bakes one of these cakes every week.  It is her therapy.  It is like biting into a piece of my childhood.  Come on over to Seaver Ave.  and have a slice.

Red Wine Chocolate Cake

This buttermilk chocolate cake is insanely rich, moist, creamy and did I mention it is even more delectable with a glass of Merlot?

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  • Reply
    February 1, 2011 at 6:38 am

    OMG- I gained 5 lbs. just reading this. I will be walking off the weight – expect a knock on Seaver Ave. – it will be me!
    xx elizabeth

    • Reply
      February 1, 2011 at 12:44 pm

      hey e,
      that’s a reaaaally long walk. 🙂
      but for chocolate cake that sounds this good, i might just make the walk with you!

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        kim sisto robinson
        February 2, 2011 at 7:45 am

        you both can come, cuz you are awesome! I’m waiting…and so is Saint Shirley!

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    kim sisto robinson
    February 1, 2011 at 7:14 am

    See you at Seaver.

    I shall be waiting for you, My Sweet. xxxx

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    February 1, 2011 at 8:05 am

    I bet that cake doesn’t even have time to cool before it’s all gone!!! Just like the caramel rolls……… 🙂

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      February 1, 2011 at 9:22 am

      Carli: Yeah, no kidding. It is AWESOME cuz my mama made it!

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    Maryellen & Chester
    February 1, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Chester is licking his wiskers as he reads your post!!

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      February 1, 2011 at 9:23 am

      I love Chester. Will you give him a big fat juicy cat kiss for me? xxxx

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    February 1, 2011 at 9:31 am

    There was a piece of chocolate cake in the fridge and a note from my son, “Don’t eat me.”
    Now there’s an empty plate and a note, “Don’t tell me what to do.” HA HA HA HA!

    Saint Shirley’s cake sounds MAHVOLOUS!!!!! and I think the rule is as long as it isn’t a “Pound” cake it don’t count!!!!

    Just remember, there’s nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with chocolate.

    Love Love Love!!

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      February 1, 2011 at 10:27 am

      I gained an entire pound on my ass just writing out that recipe!

      You are Fab, Kelly.!

      Love love love, Me.

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    February 1, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    How would i know how good it is ——————— some guy named Dave eats most of it, & then brings
    the rest home.

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      kim sisto robinson
      February 1, 2011 at 2:55 pm

      Dad, We are on our way over right now, daddy.

      Love you sooooooooooooooooo much & not just for your chocolate cake.

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    February 1, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Take it from me, I have had Saint Shirley’s cake and it ROCKS!!!!

    Love ya Kim

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    DeeAnn Doran
    February 2, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Hi Kim,

    I think your Mom’s baking is a positive way to keep her mind busy, don’t you? She sounds like the conssumate Mother we all wish we had.
    Kim I love your writing and I’m glad that you have this outlet. I also feel it is helping other people as well.
    I think of you and Kay quite a bit. and I hurt for you. As I drive by her old house each day, I can’t help thinking about the time Kay pulled out in front of me on Commonwealth and we just missed each other. The very next time I saw her she came up to me and so sweetly said, “DeeAnn I am so sorry I pulled out in front of you, forgive me”.
    To me it was no big deal, but to Kay she seemed scared and nervous, and was very apologetic. I think I realized right then that she was sad, and she was generally uncomfortable. Having waited on both Kay and mike over the years at the Buffalo Video I had occasion to interact with Mike. He seemed used to getting things his way, and frankly his visits (if they were with Kay) were uncomfortable for me.
    Kim I hope you continue writing, and continue to push on through the utter sadness you feel. Kay was a very sweet, kind, and beautiful lady. Always beautiful, even just to run to the store. My daughter went to school with Kays son, and had opportunity to meet Kay at their house a few times. She said Kay was incredibly sweet and pretty , and her sons loved her. That was her impression and of course she was 100% right. Keep writing Kim, and I’ll keep praying for some kind of peace for you and your family. ♥ DeeAnn

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      February 2, 2011 at 6:50 pm

      Hi, DeeAnn,

      I am not surprised by Kay’s reaction about pulling out infront of you…she was such a beautiful, tender person. The best person I’ve ever known in my entire life. The best sister. My best friend.

      I will never stop missing her, loving her, and writing about her.

      Never. As long as I live.

      Thank you so much for your kind words. She is smiling right now in heaven.

      love, Kim

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    A Daft Scots Lass
    January 28, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Oh you didn’t just post this…NOOOOOOOOO!!
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