My Grandmother was the mother of Boys. Five Boys! There was one long-suffering girl, too. And, like most grandmothers who learned to cook as mothers, she was a great cook. She liked to “doctor” things up. Make little changes. Make it hers.

Today I made a simple box cake to welcome Matt home from a week-long conference. It is a chocolate cake that I “doctored-up” to make it mine.

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One easy change to make in a chocolate box mix cake or brownie is to use Coffee instead of the called for water! I also substitute butter for half of the oil.

This cake was made in my vintage Glassbake Tube Cake Pan.

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Sprinkle of powdered sugar on the top and ~voila~ a simple lovely yummy cake.

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