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Kimbo was founded in 1958 and is based in Long Branch, NJ. Kimbo Educational's award-winning line of over 350 CDs and several DVDs address children's needs for exercise, learning basic concepts and skills, and abundant opportunities to enjoy play and fun. Kimbo recently launched a download site so customers can purchase our music in MP3 format and enjoy their music instantly!

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Friday, January 13, 2012

‘GRANDMA CAKE’…..A CELEBRATION TRADITION!!

Gert Kimble is the CEO of Kimbo Educational.  She and her late husband, Bob Kimble, began a tradition 58 years ago of offering best-selling CD resources for schools, libraries and homes.

Another long tradition for Gert has been to honor special family times, such as Birthday celebrations, Thanksgiving and Christmas, with the ‘Grandma Cake’.  In fact, Gert has baked this cake over 400 times for all the events in their family!

Gert received this treasured recipe from her own mother who passed the ‘Grandma Cake’ recipe down to her.  It has become a much loved sweet offering for generations of the Kimble Family. 

Here is Gert’s famous recipe, which she has offered to share with you; enjoy!  May 2012 be a year of everything that is rich and good.


The GRANDMA CAKE

1/4 LB. BUTTER

2 EGGS

1 CUP SUGAR

1/2 PT. SOUR CREAM

1-1/2 CUPS FLOUR

1 TSP BAKING POWDER

1 TSP BAKING SODA

2 SQUARES UNSWEETENED CHOCOLATE

1 TSP VANILLA


Cream sugar and butter.  Add eggs one at a time

Fold in sour cream

Add sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda

Mix together.

Stir in vanilla


Melt chocolate over hot water

Pour half of dough in 9” cake pan (for white layer)

Add some of melted chocolate to remaining

 Dough for chocolate layer

Reserve some chocolate for icing

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 min.


ICING

1/4 LB. BUTTER

1-1/2 TO 2 CUPS CONFECTIONARY SUGAR

WHITE OF 1 EGG

1 TSP VANILLA


Cream butter and sifted sugar

Add melted chocolate to taste

Add vanilla

Add egg white.  Beat at high speed till

Icing is light and fluffy


After cake has cooled, remove from tins.

Add icing and “sprinkles” to decorate (if desired)