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Recipe : Entry # 7258
Donna Feazell
Recipe Title
Mama Cake “Green Envelope”
Recipe Theme
Marshall-DeKalb EC
2 1/4 cups plain flour (or about 51/2 handfuls)
1 teaspoon baking soda
11/2 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 and vanilla. 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 degree 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.