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Tennessee Puddin' Cake and Sauce

Syble L. Hilliard of Jackson, Tennessee
Dining With Pioneers
Serves: 4






1 cup sugar
1 stick butter, softened
cup buttermilk
1 cups flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
teaspoon salt
teaspoon soda
1 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs

2 cups sugar
teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons flour, heaping tablespoons
3 tablespoons cocoa, heaping tablespoons
3 cups whole milk
stick butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cooking Method


  1. Cream butter and sugar until smooth. 

  2. Mix flour, salt, soda and baking powder. 

  3. Add alternately with buttermilk and vanilla to the butter sugar mix. 

  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. 

  5. Bake about 30-minutes in a 350 F oven until done and slightly brown. 

  6. Test for doneness with a toothpick.


  1. Mix all dry ingredients together in a saucepan. 

  2. Add milk, butter and vanilla. 

  3. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until thick and smooth. 

Serve hot sauce over warm cake.

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