Archive for October 4th, 2009

Yum-Yum Cake

I found this recipe on another blog that I read, www.bumblebeeblog.com.  The post on October 18, 2008 that contained this recipe told a story about her mom and how she made interesting meals on a small budget.  The writer told how her mother would always have homemade desserts for the family and this was one of their favorites.  It may become one of my family’s favorites as well.  It is easy and really, really good.  Give it a try!  As the Bumblebee Blog writer said, if you have never tried to make a cake from scratch, this would be a good starting place.


For the cake:

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

1 egg

3/4 cup buttermilk

1 cup mini marshmallows

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream together sugar and butter with a mixer.  Mix flour, baking powder, soda, and salt in a bowl.  Since I used powdered buttermilk, I also added the powder in with these dry ingredients. There is a conversion chart on the container.  Add egg, vanilla, and water (in place of buttermilk) to the sugar/butter mixture.  Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.  Fold in the marshmallows and chips by hand.

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Spread batter in a greased 13×9” baking dish.  The batter will be thick.  Bake for 40-45 minutes or until tester comes out clean.  Cool for 10-15 minutes before topping.

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1 cup sugar

1/3 can evaporated milk

1/2 cup (1 stick butter)

6 oz chocolate chips

Bring sugar, milk and butter to a boil.  Remove from heat and stir in chips until they are melted.  Pour over the cake and allow to set up.  ENJOY!!

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