1 ¾ cups butter or margarine, softened
2 cups confectioners sugar
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup cocoa
2 cups chopped walnuts
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 10- or 12-inch fluted or tube pan. Combine granulated sugar and butter in large bowl; beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually add 2 cups confectioners sugar; blend well. Stir in flour, cocoa and walnuts by hand until well blended. Spread batter in prepared pan.
Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until top is set and edges are beginning to pull away from the edge of pan. Cool upright in pan on wire rack 1 ½ hours; invert onto serving plate. Cool at least 2 hours.
¾ cup confectioners sugar
¼ cup cocoa
4 to 6 teaspoons milk
Combine sugar and cocoa in small bowl, adding enough milk for desired drizzling consistency. Spoon over top of cake, allowing some to run down sides. Store tightly covered.
— TONI RICHARDSON, Oklahoma City
DEAR MELBA: Wickline United Methodist Church, 417 Mid America Blvd., in Midwest City, will host its annual Fall Arts and Crafts Show and Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, with more than 50 booths. There will also be a concession for lunch, including hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, desserts, drinks and Ms. Donna's homemade stew and cornbread. We hope to see everyone there.
— KAREN LIPPE, Midwest City
DEAR MELBA: Another year, and my mother, Agnes Miller, is still going. Mother will be 104 this month, Nov. 27, and we've already started celebrating. If readers could send birthday cards, she would be so thrilled.
Her address is 2100 NE 140, Apt. 304E, Edmond OK 73013.
— PATTY ALLEN, Edmond
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