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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!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Funny how canning is such a mystery for people. Ive been canning for almost 27 years & NEVER had any trouble! It is such an easy process as long as you follow the steps! I've canned fruit, vegetables including home made sauerkraut, which is a process all by itself! But jam is the one I love to make the most. Such a great way to save the taste of summer in a jar. Jam is always welcome as a gift & a must on our holiday tables. My next venture will be home made Dill Pickles from cukes that my daughter is growing her garden. I must admit I never tried these before & yet Dill Pickles are one of our favorites and there is always a jar in my frig. So why didn't I try "doing up" as canning is referred to here in Dutch Country? I have no idea but I can't wait for those cukes to grow so I can do up a batch! Anybody have a favorite pickle recipe ? I would LOVE ONE !

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