Melba's Swap Shop: One eggs, three yolks, no joke

Melba's Swap Shop: Nov. 14
Modified: November 13, 2012 at 5:23 pm •  Published: November 14, 2012


One Egg, Three Yolks, No Joke

DEAR MELBA: I recently cracked open an egg, and it had three yolks in it. I got really excited. I had never had triplets. I have broken open extra-large eggs and found I had twins but never triplets.


Caroline sent me a picture. I had never seen three egg yolks in one egg before either. Makes cooking breakfast easier, I guess.


DEAR MELBA: Shirley Gavula requested a recipe for “Pudding Cake.” Can you stand one more? I've been making this one since the 1960s.


18-24 marshmallows, quartered

1 cup pecans, optional

1 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup cocoa

2 cups water

1 box devil's food cake mix

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange marshmallows and nuts in bottom of greased 9-by-13-inch pan. In medium bowl, combine brown sugar, cocoa and water. Gently spread over marshmallows.

Prepare cake mix by box directions and pour over mixture in pan. Do not stir. Bake 45 to 50 minutes. Serve warm or cold with whipped cream, ice cream, etc.

— MARCIA JAMES, Bokchito

DEAR MELBA: I believe the Tunnel of Fudge Cake recipe is the one Shirley Gavula wants. This was a Pillsbury recipe, but they stopped making the Double Dutch Frosting Mix, maybe 10 years ago, but came up with a similar recipe. It develops a tunnel of fudge as it bakes. Nuts are necessary for the success of this recipe, so be sure to use the full amount.

Since this cake has a soft filling, an ordinary doneness test cannot be used. Accurate oven temperature and baking times are essential.


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