Saturday, December 18, 2010

Yellow Surprise

It’s funny… it’s only the second day of my 100 cake/100 days project, and I am indecisive as to what to make for today. It’s raining here this morning, so maybe I’ll make my grandmother’s (Emma Newton) classic yellow-cake. Her old-fashioned, mouthwatering yellow surprise – as she called it - epitomized the best of old-world baking coupled with the enthusiasm of her Bahamian ancestry. 

So, there it is. Today, I am honoring the baking-craftsmanship of my grandmother by making her “Yellow Surprise.” Thank you momma for the gift of baking; but, most importantly, thank you for your great gift of love. Miss you “Momma.”

Chubby Yummy

Recipe: Momma’s  Yellow “Cake” Surprise 

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

1 comment:

  1. My ten year old daughter gave my grandmother’s recipe an eight “8.”