KHS Cafeteria Favorite Recipes

Thanks to Cindy Grout, a member of the Facebook group - What do you remember most about growing up in Keene, N.H.? - for posting these favorite recipes!



(Makes 9x13 sprayed pan)

3 Cups Flour

1 Tsp salt

2 Cups Sugar

3/4 Cup Oil (Wesson Oil)

6 Tbls Baking Cocoa

2 Tbls Vinegar

2 Tsp Vanilla

2 Tsp Baking Soda

2 Cups Cold Water


Put ingredients in bowl in order given.
Beat well.
Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes.

* Has to be Wesson best.

Frost with your favorite frosting recipe.


Note:  There's been some discussion in that group about the flavor of frosting that different alumni recall - some say white, some say chocolate, and someone said peanut butter.

Try it - and let us know - ... is it like the cake you remember in our cafeteria?  What flavor frosting do you recall?


And...many say that they were always told it was a mayonnaise cake!



1/2 C Ketchup
1 C Oil

1Med Onion Chopped
1/2 C Sugar
1/3 C Cider Vinegar
1 Tblsp Worcestershire Sauce
1tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
Dash of ground cloves

Mix all together and store in refer. Approx 2 cups.


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