Nothing goes together like food and family, so this week I decided to share the recipe that won last year's Golden Spoon Award at my family reunion. Our annual gathering is held at General Coffee State Park outside of Douglas, Georgia. Last year we had about 100 family members attend and when you get that many Southern cooks together you can imagine how well we feasted.
This cake was made by my cousin Frances, who thought she didn't deserve the award for such a simple recipe. The secret ballots told a different story. This cake is the tall chocolate-covered one on your left in the photograph.
1 box yellow cake mix
1 box chocolate cake mix
Make cake mixes according to directions on box. Slice each cake into approximately six thin layers. Leave to cool while you prepare frosting.
Fudge Frosting (double the recipe for 12 layers):
1 stick butter
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup canned milk
1 cup milk chocolate chips
Boil butter, sugar and milk for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips. Beat until smooth and ready to frost cake. While still warm spread frosting between layers and on top of cake so that it soaks into the layers. Be sure to alternate the chocolate and yellow layers.
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