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Hershey's Cocoa Fudge Recipe

From: brenda 
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2017 10:18 PM
Subject: Can you find...

Can you locate the original recipe for fudge that was on the hershey's cocoa can? 
The recipe on later cans does not turn out the same. Thanks for searching! Brenda

Hello Brenda,

No searching needed. Several years ago, I was receiving a lot of mail about the fudge recipe on the Hershey’s can and people couldn’t seem to agree about what the recipe was. So, I wrote to Hershey’s and they graciously sent me scans of the actual can labels in use from 1936 to 1974 (actually through 1992, because it wasn't changed between 1974 and 1992) so that there would be no question about it. See my Hershey’s Fudge page here: Hershey Fudge

The actual recipes from the can labels are here: 2001

Any other fudge recipe claiming to be from Hershey may have been in a magazine ad or in a cookbook, but not on the can.


Morrison's Red Velvet Cake

From: Ward 
Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 9:53 AM
Subject: Morrison's Cafeteria Red Velvet Cake recipe


I am excited to see your information on Morrison's as I grew up in Mobile and ate there 
every Tuesday night with my mom and grandmother.  Please let me know if you have any info 
on their red velvet cake recipe.

Thank You,


Hello Ward,

James, one of my friends, is a former Morrison’s manager. He had this.


Morrison’s Red Velvet Cake

Yield: three 10 inch cake, six layers, 60 portions—each cake has two layers and serves 20
14 oz. shortening
3 lbs. sugar
8 eggs
2 oz. cocoa
8 oz. red food coloring
2 lbs. cake flour
1/3 oz. salt
2 lbs. buttermilk
2/3 oz. baking soda
2 oz. vinegar
Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time while mixing. Make paste with 
coloring and coco and add to above creamed mixture. Sift flour and salt together. Alternating 
add flour and buttermilk to the batter. Beat well on medium speed. Mix soda and vinegar and 
fold into batter with machine set on low speed. Divide batter into six greased and floured pans. 
Bake at 360 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. 


2 lbs. 8 oz. water
4 oz. cornstarch
8 oz cold water
3 lbs. Oleo
1 oz. vanilla extract
3 lbs. sugar
Bring 2 1/2 lbs water to boil. Mix cornstarch and 8 oz water until smooth and add to boiling water 
while stirring constantly. Cook until thick. Cover and cool.  Cream Oleo, vanilla and sugar until 
fluffy. Add cooked cornstarch and beat well. Split cake layers (you now have 12 layers  – four for 
each cake) Ice cakes and cut each into 20 equal pieces. Serve on dessert plate.
NOTE; Butter was often substituted for Oleo. 


Texas Ranger Pie

-----Original Message----- 
From: Eric 
Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 10:02 AM
Subject: Texas Ranger Pie

??  Recipe please.

Thanks, Eric

Hello Eric,

Well, there are two kinds of "Texas Ranger Pie", and you don't say which one you are referring to.

One is a dessert pie at "Cafe at the Ridge" in Kerrville, TX: Cafe at the Ridge

The other is a pizza pie at "Brooklyn Pie Company" in Austin, TX : Texas Ranger Pie - Grilled chicken, red onions, cilantro and cheddar cheese with Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce. See: Brooklyn Pie Company

I could not find any mention of "Texas Ranger Pie" other than these two.

I had no success finding a recipe for either one, but if you want me to post this for reader input, then I'll need to know which one you want.


I live in Kerrville and I saw a reference in the Kerrville paper so The Cafe on the Ridge must be the one.
Please feel free to post this for reader input. Hopefully someone will have the recipe. 

Thank you, Eric

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