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The Farmhouse Chocolate Cake

Hello folks and welcome back to the All Things Southern kitchen. I’ve recently returned from Ellerslie, GA where I spoke to a wonderful gathering of women at the famous Farmhouse restaurant and gift shop. If the Good Lord’s willing, and the creek doesn’t run dry, I plan to go back there for the fellowship, the fun, and the food! Hostess with the mostest Beckie McKenzie has graciously given me permission to share the Farmhouse’s Chocolate Cake recipe with y’all. This is one you need to keep your hands on, folks. Let me walk you through it!

The Farmhouse Chocolate Cake”

1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
3 cups plain flour
4 eggs
1 and ½ cups buttermilk plus 1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon vanilla
½ teaspoon salt

We’ll begin by creaming together a cup of unsalted butter with 2 cups of sugar before stirring in four eggs, one at a time. To this we’ll add a ½ teaspoon of salt and a tablespoon of vanilla. Now we’ll prepare one and a half cups of buttermilk by adding a teaspoon of baking soda to it and it’ll be time for our dry ingredients. For this step, we’re going to add a ½ cup of flour to our butter and sugar mixture along with some buttermilk and continue this way until we’ve added 3 cups of flour in all. Good job! We’ll grease three round cake pans, fit wax paper in the bottom of each and divide our batter among them. Bake at 350 degrees for about twenty minutes or until the cake tests done. While our layers are cooling, we’ll make the icing! Yes!

We’ll combine three cups of sugar with ¾ cup of softened butter and 2/3 cup of evaporated milk in a heavy sauce pan. Bring to a full boil, stirring constantly.  Boil 2-3 minutes over medium heat. Remove and stir in a twelve-ounce package of semi-sweet chocolate pieces and a 7-ounce jar of Kraft Marshmallow Crème. Ice cake immediately. If the mixture gets too thick, Beckie says to dip your spatula in warm water and keep spreading.  

Have mercy, y’all! Serve in thin slices with hot coffee and give me a call! That’s the Farmhouse Chocolate Cake and it’s mighty good eating from the Farmhouse in Ellerslie, Georgia and the kitchen of All Things Southern, to yours~

Hugs, Shellie

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