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Golden Butter Cake with Chocolate Marshmallow Frosting

6 egg yolks
1 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon + 1 tsp. Baking Powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
12 Tablespoons butter
3 cup flour

Mix yolks, 1/4 cup of the milk & vanilla. Put all dry ingredients in mixing bowl. Beat in butter till like crumbs. Beat in remaining milk. Now slowly beat in egg yolk mixture. Beat till smooth. Pour into a greased & floured 9x13 pan & bake 350 degrees 25 -35 minutes. Poke holes in cake with an object about the diameter of a drinking straw. Pour Chocolate Marshmallow Frosting over warm cake. Smooth for an even finish.

Chocolate Marshmallow Frosting
3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1 bag marshmallows
1teaspoon vanilla
dash of salt
1/2 to 1 cup of light cream
2 cups powdered sugar
Microwave chocolate chips on 50% power till melted about 2 minutes. Stir 1/2 thru and again when melted to smooth. Add marshmallows & microwave full power till melted about 1 1/2 minutes. Stir till smooth. Now beat in cream & sugar till texture is frosting consistancy. Add more or less as you prefer. Frost warm cake. Frosting will pool down in holes and smooth over the top. Delicious!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Old fashion Amish Fasnachts a potato doughnut! JUST IN TIME FOR FAT TUESDAY TOO!

This year 2015 I added GLAZED to my Fasnachts, as requested by my children! I always do plain & powdered sugar Fasnachts as tradition but I caved & made 1/2 of these years Fasnachts GLAZED! Too good to not do! Look for the glaze recipe at the bottom of this post!

1 cup sugar
1 cup mashed potato (plain nothing added)
1/2 cup shortening
3 eggs
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp nutmeg (if desired)
2 packs yeast
1 cup warm water ( use the water from making the potatoes!)
5 cups flour
beat mashed potato with sugar, add shortening & beat . Add eggs, salt & vanilla. Dissolve yeast in warm, potato water then beat into potato mixture. Beat in about 3 cups of flour, that you stirred nutmeg in (if using). Dump out onto flour surface & need in the rest of flour until dough is no longer sticky.You might need more or less flour at this stage. You want the dough to no longer be sticky, play it by ear. Put in bowl, cover with cloth & let rise until doubled.  Once doubled roll out dough 1/2 inch thick. Cut into rectangles lay out on flat surface covered in wax paper. Let rise until almost doubled in size & puffy. Fry in shortening 350 - 375 degrees that is 4 inches deep. Turn doughnut over once to brown on both sides. Once brown remove from fryer & drain onto paper towels. Once cool dredge doughnut in powdered sugar. Store in air tight container. Makes 3 dozen.
4 Cups Powdered Sugar
1/4 TSP Salt
2 TSP Vanilla
Add milk just enough to make a thin glaze about the consistency of Chocolate syrup! Mix well with whisk. Dip still warm but not hot Fasnachts into the glaze first the tops & then the bottoms. Let sit on raised racks to set up. Once all are dipped go back & dip again if you like a heavy glaze! Mine are double dipped of course!


  1. WOW!!!! Hot out of the fryer!!! They are YUMMY!! My dad will be soooo proud! Thanks for taking me to "favorite" status!! My sister will have to work hard to top this one! haha

  2. These are my new family tradition for Fat Tuesday! Nothing beats these for Fasnacht Day!