Cena Snow's Butter Cake
This recipe features Tokie's Maple Jacks Pancake and Baking Mix. Make your own delicous, butter cake - a dessert that can stand sweetly alone, or as the base for your own signature dessert, topped with fruit, drizzled with chocolate, or made into a trifle.

Cena Snow was a German-Irish girl who married Gustavus Snow straight off the boat from Dublin. The Snows raised a family of eleven in Alameda, California. Cena was the mother of Thelma, creator of the original blonde brownie, and Thelma was, of course, the mother of Deborah Tokarz -"Tokie."

Grandma Cena Snow's butter cake:

Needed for mixing:

  • Maple Jacks Maple Baking Mix
  • Preheated oven at 350 degrees
  • Mixer
  • 2 qt bowl
  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoons
  • spatula
  • Bundt pan, or two 8x8 inch pans or 4 small loaf pans or 1 large loaf pan
    (greased and floured with Maple Jacks Maple Baking Mix)

Mix together on low speed:

  • 12 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar (this is a reduced sugar mix, if more is wanted, add an extra 1/2 cup)

Add to mix - blended:

  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract

Add to mix slowly while beating slowly OR you'll find flour everywhere

  • 1/4 tsp salt (or not)
  • 2 tablespoons baking power (but only if you want a high rising cake- baking mix has gluten free baking powder in it)
  • 2 1/2 cups of Maple Jacks Maple Baking Mix

Blend all of the above. Pour into pans. Bake until cake tester comes out clean. Pans and ovens will vary, but no less than 25 minutes for the smaller pans.


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