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Gateaux Jos Louis (Joe Louis Cakes)

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Category: Kids, Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • ------------------------------------CAKE------------------------------------
  • 1/2 c Butter
  • 1/2 c Sugar, granulated
  • 2 Eggs;beaten
  • 1 c Milk
  • 1 tb White vinegar
  • 1 ts Baking soda
  • 2 c Flour;all purpose
  • 1 ts Baking powder
  • 1/4 c Cocoa powder;unsweetened
  • 1/2 ts -Salt
  • 1 1/2 ts Vanilla


2 Egg whites
1/2 c Sugar, granulated
1 pn -Salt
2 tb -Water
1 ts Vanilla

2 tb Butter
2 tb Cocoa powder;unsweetened
2 tb Light cream; up to 3 T
1/2 ts Vanilla
1/2 c Icing (Confectioner's) sugar

Gateaux Jos. Louis

Home-made versions of this best selling commercial
snacking cake turn up in recipe collections throughout
the Beauce. A product of the giant Vachon bakery at
St. Marie, it was launched by founder-bakers Arcade
and Rose-Anna Vachon who named it for their eldest two
sons Joseph and Louis and not, as some believe , after
the heavyweight boxing champion, Joe Louis. Home
recipes use a drop-cookie method and ~sometimes- a
marshmallow filling. The baking cake is made
automatically with a diameter of 3 1/2 inches (9 cm).
To achieve a symmetrical look and a light texture, I
adapted a recipe belonging to Mariette Scully Bourque
of Notre Dame des Pins to the muffin tin.

CAKE: Grease 12 medium muffin tins or 24 small ones.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until
fluffy. Measure milk into a 1 cup measure and stir in
vinegar, then baking soda. In another bowl, sift or
mix together flour, baking powder, cocoa powder and
salt. Combine dry ingredients with butter mixture with
milk; stir in vanilla. Fill prepared muffin tins half
full of batter. Bake in a preheated 350F oven for
about 10 minutes or until a tester inserted in centre
comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in pan. Turn out
onto rack and cool completely.

VANILLA FILLING: In top of a double boiler, set over
boiling water, combine egg whites, granulated sugar,
salt and water. With an electric mixer, beat until
stiff and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from
heat and beat in vanilla.

CHOCOLATE ICING: Cream soft butter with cocoa powder.
Blend in cream and vanilla. Stir in sifted icing
(confectioner's) sugar until icing is of spreading

Slice cakes in half horizontally. Fill with Vanilla
Filling and spread tops and sides with Chocolate Icing.


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