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Recipe : Entry # 6950
Donna Feazell
Recipe Title
Mama Cake (Green Envelope) (Nell Harris)
Recipe Theme
Marshall-DeKalb EC
2 1/4 cup plain flour (Or about 5 1/2 handfuls)
1 teaspoon soda
1 1/2 cups sugar (or about 3 handfuls)
1/2 cup shortening (only use Crisco) (This is about a handful)
1 cup buttermilk (You need to use your cup for this or until it's a medium consistency.)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 unbeaten eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar (Or about 2 handfuls)
3/4 cup milk (Use your cup)
dash salt
3 tablespoons cocoa
In Mom's own words as only she can tell it. It's called "Green Envelope" because she wrote the recipe for me on a green envelope.
Combine sugar and shortening. Beat until combined then add eggs, one at a time. Combine flour soda and salt. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk.
Grease and flour two 8 or 9 inch round cake pans.
Bake in preheated 350 oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Makes 2 round layers.
For icing combine sugar milk salt and cocoa. Boil for 3 minutes and not a second longer. You can use a toothpick and make small holes on cake. Then pour warm icing on top of first layer, place second layer on top of first and pour remaining icing. Good with a drop of ice cream on top. Enjoy!