Here it is.
Our FIRST recipe share coming to you from Gloria Baals in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  She sent our very first recipe in!  Thanks so much!  Be on the look out for more Fire Wife Recipes coming soon!  She says, ” The first time I made this for my husband’s crew, his Lieutenant dubbed it “crack cake”. He said it was impossible to walk past the pan without stealing a piece – it is addicting!”



2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sour cream
2 eggs
1 cup butter
1 cup water
5 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 10″x15″ (jelly roll) pan.
(I use dry hot chocolate mix instead of the flour!)

In a saucepan, melt the butter, then stir in the water and cocoa powder.
Bring mixture to a boil, then remove from heat. Allow to cool slightly.

Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Mix in the sour cream, then
beat in the eggs. Add the warm cocoa mixture, stirring until well blended.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick
inserted into the center comes out clean.

Cool slightly before topping with prepared frosting (below) and crushed nuts.


6 Tbsp milk
5 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter
4 cups confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
Extra crushed nuts for garnish

In a large saucepan, combine the milk, cocoa powder and butter. Bring to
a boil, then remove from heat. Stir in the confectioners sugar and vanilla,
then fold in the nuts, mixing until blended. Spread frosting over warm cake
and sprinkle with crushed nuts.

Allow cake and frosting to cool completely before serving.


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Jessie -

A small town girl from Southwest Georgia who happens to value your marriage as much as she does her own. She is married to a firefighter who was a volunteer for several years, then transitioned into a career fireman the same month they married in 2008, and he is now a Captain at his full-time Department. They have two daughters, have been in the FFW family since 2012 and know marriage takes a lot of work, even when it's in the best seasons.