Sunday, October 30, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
This is the best fruit dip I have tried in a while.
- The life cycle of apples,
- Johnny Apple Seed
- Counting seeds
- Apple poems
- Different colors of apples
- Apple pies
- Apple sauce
- Apple tasting
The list goes on and on.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Vanilla cake with Butter Cream Frosting Kicked up a Notch
A couple of days ago I was asked to make a cake to bring to school. A co-worker was leaving her job and we were having a farewell lunch for her. Making a vanilla cake sounded dull to me, but that is what I was told to make.
So this is what I decided to do:
First I bought 2 French Vanilla Duncan Hines cake boxes. Then I came home and put my thinking cap on.
I have found a blog from a talented young lady from Your Cup of Cake. She has some very tasty cup cakes and frosting's. I looked around her blog and then in blog land and came up with my own creation. Ha ha!
When I mixed the 2 cake mixes I substituted half of the oil for apple sauce. Then I poured both mixes into one 9x13 inch pan. The pan was lined with aluminum foil and extended a couple of inches over the sides. That was so when it baked it could rise up to the very top of the pan.
When It came out of the oven I placed a cutting board on the top and smashed it down. I let it cool that way.
This will make the cake more dense.
When it was cooled I frosted it with my own creation.
I wasn't sure the frosting would be any good so I asked my daughter to try it. I got a definitely yes from her. Yeah!
Butter Cream Frosting
1 stick of softened butter
2 Tablespoon milk
½ teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1/3 cup Sweetened Condensed milk
2 cups powdered sugar
Doesn't this have a nice color.
I remember reading PW blog and her commenting, sweetened condensed milk was so good. That's where I got my idea to add it to the frosting.
Sorry I didn't take a picture of the finished cake. My decorating leaves something to be desired. My daughter laughed and said it looked like something an old lady would make. I was crushed! Not really.
When I took it to school I received tons of compliments. I felt so good inside.
Ha ha! Everyone thinks I'm a good cook. What they don't know won't hurt them. :) At the end of the day there was only one small piece left.
It may be ugly but damn it was good! Ha ha!
Say, anyone got an idea what I should name the frosting?
Thanks for stopping by.