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Momma Jeannie's White Cake with Chocolate Sauce

This was actually Momma Jeannie's, Momma's recipe but is no doubt Elle's favorite cake of all time!

Momma Jeannie's White Cake with Chocolate Sauce

Why it's on our list

One of our favorite guests of all times is Courtney's childhood best friend, Elle Warren. Her dinner table growing up was an extraordinary one that fostered lively debates of all kinds by her attorney parents. While the main course often lacked a lot of salt and spice due to her father's heart healthy diet, Momma Jeannie always rounded out the meal with a tasty dessert. Elle's all time fave is her grandmother's classic white cake recipe with a decadent chocolate sauce. Momma Jeannie still makes this for Elle every birthday. Since Elle's episode airs during her birthday week, we thought there was no better recipe to share in honor of the incredible Warren women!

Ingredients for the cake

  • 3 cups cake flour

  • 3 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 cup crisco

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 4 eggs separated yolks from whites

Directions for cake

Set oven to 350°

In a large mixing bowl, sift together cake flour, baking powder and salt.

With an electric mixer, blend together crisco, sugar, and egg yolks.

Slowly add dry ingredients to sugar mixture alternating with milk and vanilla.

With a hand held beaters, beat 4 egg whites until stiff.

Fold egg whites into batter.

Grease a 9x13 pan and pour in cake mixture and bake until a toothpick comes out clean.

* There was no cooking time provided with this recipe so we recommend checking the cakes after 20 minutes.

Ingredients for the chocolate sauce

  • 2 squares of bitter chocolate

  • 1/3 cup butter

  • 1 cup of milk

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla

Melt chocolate squares in a double broiler. Add butter and milk and bring to a scald. Add 2 cups of sugar.

Place over direct heat and cook and stir frequently until the chocolate forms small balls when a drop is placed in cold water. Then add vanilla.

Cut a slice of white cake and drizzle with chocolate sauce.


Serve it up!

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