Shoe by Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly


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  1. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago

    So, is the demon tempting you with this?

    From: The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Cookbook (Reader’s Digest Edition)

    By: Zoe Coulson
    Published by: Hearst Books New York (1980)
    ISBN 0-87851=037-0

    Devil’s Food Cake

    2 Cups cake flour
    1 1/2 cups sugar
    1 1/4 cups buttermilk
    1/2 cup shortening
    3 eggs
    3 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda (not baking powder / see 3rd ingredient below)
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract (real not artificial)
    1/2 teaspoon double-acting baking powder
    Quick Fudge Frosting (to follow)

    1.Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
    2.Into large bowl, measure all ingredients except frosting. With mixer at low speed, beat until well mixed, constantly scraping bowl with rubber spatula. Increase speed to high; beat 5 minutes, occasionally scraping bowl.
    3.Pour batter into pans. Bake 25 to 30 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire racks 10 minutes then remove from pans; cool completely on racks.
    4.Prepare chosen frosting. Fill and frost cake. (There were 3 frostings matched to this recipe. I chose the Quick Fudge one.)

    Quick Fudge Frosting

    1 12-ounce package semisweet-chocolate pieces (2 cups)
    1/4 cup shortening
    3 cups confectioners’ sugar
    1/2 cup milk (whole milk)

    1.In double boiler, over hot, not boiling water, melt chocolate pieces with shortening.
    2.Stir in sugar and milk; remove from heat. With spoon, beat until smooth.

    Notes from me:

    Real vanilla extract and whole milk are necessary for taste, and binding the dough respectively.
    To flour a cake pan grease it, put in two tablespoons of flour, and swirl the flour around as if you were panning for gold. Get it up the sides so the batter doesn’t stick.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    An exercise-ist?

  3. curmudgeon68

    curmudgeon68 said, over 3 years ago


    Enough with the recipes already!

  4. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    At least the Perfesser can see the number on the weigh scale.

  5. emjaycee

    emjaycee said, over 3 years ago


    Actually, I rather like his recipes. Some I have followed directly, and others have sparked my creative sense. I have a Word page of his recipes, and some of my fellow co-workers have asked for the recipes, and at least he cites sources. {Alexikakos – I assume you are male, but please do correct me if I am wrong. Someday, if I can find my grandmother’s cookbook, I shall share relevant recipes from the Polish (paternal)/Czech + Russian (maternal) sides of my heritage: six different pieroghi fillings, hrutka (Easter cheese from 24 egg yolks and 1.5 quarts of milk) and many soups you can make with lentils. Yum!

  6. pelican47

    pelican47 said, over 3 years ago


    Alex, how many hassapikos would it take to work off those calories? Or perhaps it would take an evening of soustas?

  7. sierraseven

    sierraseven said, over 3 years ago

    Get thee behind me, Beelzeblubber!
    Oh, wait – that’s the problem. It’s all behind me.

  8. Reppr

    Reppr said, over 3 years ago

    Go to Pinterist!

  9. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, over 3 years ago


    Was wondering that myself—is “exercist” supposed to be a pun or just a mis-spelling?

  10. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    If only that scale could speak. Great googly moogly!

  11. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    If I ate any of those recipes you posted I might be bigger than Cosmo. Fortunately I have no desire to look anything like that.

  12. Brandon Taylor

    Brandon Taylor said, over 3 years ago


  13. Rise22

    Rise22 said, over 3 years ago

    I simply don’t eat sweets – never really cared for cake, pies, cookies….I make them for others, but don’t have the craving.

  14. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, over 3 years ago

    no moss grows on my feet

  15. gooseylou

    gooseylou GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    why don’t you two just join faceood and friend each other? They put recipes out there all the time. Then it wouldn’t get in the way of our enjoyment of the CARTOON!

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