photo shoot of Puyricard marshmallows in Paris flat 4eme
Recipe can be found in Nancie McDermott’s book “Southern Cakes.”
- 8 oz very soft cream cheese
- 8 oz very soft butter
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 6 eggs-room temperature
- 3 cups (12 3/4 oz) all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
- Grease and flour one large (10″) tube pan or two 9″ x 5″ loaf pans
- Beat cream cheese and butter in stand mixer for 3 minutes
- Slowly add granulated sugar and beat 3-5 additional minutes
- Add eggs, one at the time, until well mixed
- Sift flour, baking powder, and salt
- WIth mixer at slowest speed, add dry mixture gradually to butter/sugar mixture
- Add vanilla
- Scrape mixer bowl well throughout mixing process.
- Pour batter into prepared pan.
- Original recipe instructed 1 hour 15 minutes baking time (my oven required 1 hour 30 minutes baking time)
- Remove cake from oven
- Let cool in pan 10 minutes then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely
(@30 minutes out of the oven / slice with serrated knife very slowly / delicious–top of cake is crunchy and center of cake is velvety soft)
..when you just Need a few bites of something sweet…
One Serving Baked Chocolate Chip Dessert
(adapted from chocolatemoosey.com)
- 2T butter, melted
- 1T granulated sugar
- 1T dark brown sugar
- splash of vanilla
- pinch of salt
- 4T all purpose flour
- 1/2 t baking soda
- 2T chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Melt butter in microwave safe dish
- Remove from microwave and stir in granulated sugar and dark brown sugar
- Add vanilla and salt
- Stir in flour and soda; the mixture will be thick
- Stir in chocolate chips
- Spoon into an oven safe, single serving dish; it’s not necessary to grease the dish
- Bake for 14-15 minutes
- Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes
You could drizzle with chocolate syrup or caramel sauce or top with a scoop of ice cream….
This is and has been THE family tradition cake for at least 45 years.
Mama began baking this cake for our family when my brothers and I were children. (Notice Mama’s cake pans in the picture.)
Five plus pounds of rich, chocolate cake. Slice the servings very, very thin.
Pretty icing on the top of the cake.