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11.30.2010

Grammie's Cake

One of the desserts I made for Thanksgiving we simply call
"Grammie's Cake".
Quite simply, because it was my Grammie's cake.
She loved to make it!
Others that make it, that are not related to me, call it
"Grammie's Cake".
It is just that kind of a cake,
that has a life of its own.

I apologize that the pictures do not do it justice. It is delicious. VERY. It is also SO easy to make. Now, admittedly, my Grammie would have made her own Angel Food cake. I buy one already made. And while we are on that topic, have you noticed how much smaller the Angel Food cakes are than they used to be?  It use to be when I made this cake it looked more dramatic and beautiful because so much of the middle was gone and filled back in. Now there is hardly any middle at all to take out and fill back in!! 
My Grammie
often made this cake in a large loaf pan. 
I will give you the recipe, then the ideas:

GRAMMIE'S CAKE
1 Angel Food cake
12 oz. chocolate chips
4 eggs (separated)
1 pint of whipping cream
2 T. sugar
1 cup nuts (optional)

Melt the chocolate chips in heavy pan or double-boiler. Add well beaten egg yolks. Stir constantly so that your eggs do not scramble!  Let cool.
Then FOLD in beaten whites of the eggs.
Whip the whipping cream with the sugar until thicker and stiffer.
Fold in the whipping cream till all is well mixed.
If you are adding the nuts, mix them in at this stage.
HERE is where you can use the cake two different ways:
If you use the angel food cake, then cut the top off.
Pull out the insides, leaving the walls on both sides as well as the bottom.
Fill it back up with the chocolate mixture and put the top back on.
Put it in the icebox to cool. Put the rest of the mixture in the icebox to cool.
It will thicken quickly.
After it has thickened, use the rest of the mixture to 'ice' the cake.
You will still have chocolate mixture, I add this to the innards I took out of the cake
and put it in a bowl with the chocolate and hide it from everyone else.
Then my Hubby and I enjoy it later without having to share!
The (premade) angel food cakes are so small now, that I think
this recipe is almost enough 'goop' for two cakes!
OR
you can do as my Grammie often did
and
she tore the entire angel food cake into pieces.  She
folded in the chocolate mixture
and put the entire cake
into a big loaf pan.
Either way you choose to do the cake
let it cool
and when you cut it
you will get 'oohs and aahs'
but most of all...
RAVE reviews.
It will quickly become a
"Will you make Grammie's cake?" kind of favorite!
Enjoy

2 comments:

  1. I have one word for that cake: YUMMALICOUS!

    xo
    LeAnn

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  2. Sounds like Grammie had good taste! This sounds and looks absolutely lucious! They never look great once you cut them do they? I can tell it is a great recipe though. Yum and thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday.

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