Winter 2017 Class Schedule

Uncategorized | January 26, 2017 | By

Killer Chocolate Cake or Texas Funeral Cake

Uncategorized | September 24, 2016 | By


Bring to a rapid boil in a medium sauce pan:

½ cup butter

½ cup shortening

4 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup water


In a large mixing bowl, stir together:

2 cups granulated sugar

2 cups AP flour

½ tsp salt


Pour the chocolate mixture over the flour/sugar mixture and stir thoroughly.


Add ½ tsp. baking soda and ½ cup buttermilk, and add to chocolate mixture. Add 2 eggs, slightly beaten, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Mix well, then pour into greased 12 x 18 pan. You can also use a 9 x 13 pan, but the larger pan gives a greater ratio of cake to frosting!


Bake cake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. The cake should spring bake when touched with your finger. While cake is still warm, right out of the oven, frost with the following.




In a medium saucepan, melt

½ cup butter


 4 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder  

6 Tbs. milk

Simmer for a few minutes. Remove from heat and add 1 box (4 cups) powdered sugar, 1 cup chopped nuts ( pecans or walnuts, ) and 1 tsp. vanilla.


Mix until smooth, then pour over warm cake. Let cool and enjoy!


We have always called this “Killer Chocolate Cake” because it is so rich and delicious. It’s also known as “Texas Funeral Cake” because it bakes so quickly so you can take it right away to a family who has just lost a loved one.


Nordic Ware makes a great 13.5 x 18 x 3.25 pan that comes with its own lid. It’s a wonderful pan for this cake.  Enjoy!

Spring Time and Time for a Class!

Uncategorized | April 11, 2016 | By

April 28        Knife Skills Demo with Richard Corbett of Wusthof Trident.  This hands-on class will have you chopping and dicing like the pros. Knives and cutting boards will be available for your use. You’ll practice slicing, dicing, and learn about knife use and care. This class is limited to 8 participants. $25.00
May 12           Soup It Up! No matter what time of the year, everyone loves soup! Join the staff of Now We’re Cooking as you learn new flavor combinations and easy techniques. And of course, you’ll taste yummy soups. $40.00
May 19           More Uses for Your Waffle Iron. Is your waffle iron gathering dust in the cupboard? Do you only use it once a year? Come learn some fun and different recipes you can make with your waffle iron. From breakfast to dinner and dessert, your waffle iron is more versatile than you knew! $40.00
May 26          Party Food! Are you always looking for interesting offerings for your next get together? Do you want to move beyond chips and salsa? You’ll learn ideas for making your next party even more fun. Get those invitations ready! $40.00

How Do I Sign Up For A Class?
All classes, except where noted, are demonstration classes.
NM Sales tax will be added to each class price.
You may register in person or over the phone during store hours. 857-9625.
Payment must be made at time of registration.
We require a 48 hour notice to cancel a class and receive credit for another class. Credit is applied on a space available basis. No cash refunds will be made for classes. You are welcome to send a replacement if you cannot attend a class.
You will receive copies of all recipes and generous tastings of all food prepared.
Now We’re Cooking
8100 Wyoming NE Suite F1
Albuquerque, NM 87113 (505)857-9625
Open 9:30 to 6:00 Monday through Saturday

Knife Skills Workshop

Uncategorized | September 5, 2015 | By

Knife Skills Workshop

Have you always wanted to chop and dice like your favorite TV Chef? Are you frustrated with your current knife skills? We can help! Join Rich Corbett from Wusthof-Trident for a hands-on knife workshop. You’ll learn about knife shapes and purposes, how to care for and sharpen your knives, and you’ll be able to practice cutting, dicing and slicing different food items.

Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00pm

Cost – $25.00 per person. Limited to 10 participants

Call Now We’re Cooking at 857-9625 between 9:30 and 6:00 to register.

Payment must be made at time of registration.

Knives will be available to use, but feel free to bring your own.