• Hooey Gooey Cake

    FRANCES JONES ELLIOTTFrances Jones Elliott was my husband Rickey’s aunt and one of our very favorite people. She was a little bitty skinny thing and while I don’t think she tried to be funny, she could have you rolling in the floor almost before her story had begun. In 1978, she asked her sister-in-law, Dorothy Jones, for her hooey gooey cake recipe and wrote it down by hand on the back of a counter check. Remember those?

    This year, Frances’ sister-in-law, Missy Jones, made copies of Frances’ cake recipe for all of us. What a treasure!

    It looks like you will have to decide just how much vanilla, nuts, and coconut you want to use.


    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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    4 Responses to Hooey Gooey Cake

    1. Gary Elliott says:

      The Jones reunion was something Mom looked forward to every year. Missing one was not an option. I miss that lady!

      • Fredda Jones Fredda Jones says:

        You have no idea how much I miss her so I can’t imagine how much you do. I had Colten in stitches a few days ago giving him a rendition of a Lou and Frances conversation! He would have LOVED those two!!

    2. Margaret says:

      I’m so glad you added a little history to this recipe. My mother-in-law loved this recipe and always fixed it when we visited. I have lost it and am anxious to pass it on to my children.

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