Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Crazy Cake... or Silly Cake as it is now known in our family.

Mom mentioned she made a Crazy cake last weekend. Boy, don't you hate when someone mentions something and then you really, really want some? Well, I'm sure hers is long gone and it is up in Vermont. Not going to help me out here in Florida. I finally decided it was time today to make one this afternoon. I knew I had put the recipe on the blog but out in the recipe page it is not going to the right place. Bummer. I had to get out my blue cookbook for the recipe.  I also have it in the Heavenly Recipes Cookbook in my bookshelf. Aidan knows which cookbook has which recipe. At one point I knew it by heart.... which means I used to make this a lot. I still know which cookbook to get it from at Mom's house and out at the camp. - The Enosburgh Grange cookbook - white cover with black lettering. Right Mom?
Does everyone have favorite measuring devices? I have some plastic ones but LOVE my metal ones and always use those if they are clean. For this recipe I used the 1/2 cup, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp and 1 Tbsp.


Oh. I forgot about Zucchini brownies. Maybe I should have taken some of the free zucchini from the fruit stand this morning and made a batch of those up too! For now - the Crazy Cake will have to do. I also kept some butter out to soften to make a batch of sugar cookies. I was reminded of them when I read the newsletter to my old guild in Vermont and will make some heart shaped cookies tomorrow for the kids to decorate up with Daddy tomorrow night. The blueberry buckle cake on this page is from me and very yummy too! Now the hard part..... waiting for the cake to cool before making the sugar frosting for the top. I can't wait until after dinner to try some with a nice glass of milk. The smell of chocolate in my house is wonderful!

The girl is napping (she put herself down after we got home from picking up her brother. Aidan is watching a show. I think I'll go press some fabrics for the Kaleidoscope quilt before I have to start prepping dinner. Roasted veggies and Italian sausage penne pasta is on tap tonight. I see a nice glass of moscato wine with my dinner tonight.

Crazy Cake (Silly Cake as my nephew Charlie called it when he couldn't remember the name)
1.5 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
3 Tbsp cocoa

1 tsp vanilla
1Tbsp vinegar
1/3 cup oil
1 cup water

Mix together. Put in a greased 8 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Let cool.
Sugar frosting. Bring to a boil 1 cup sugar, 2 Tablespoons butter and a little milk to dissolve. Boil without stirring until a soft ball forms in cold water. Take off heat and stir until it starts to harden. Pour onto cake. Enjoy.

4 comments:

  1. Mmmm, bet it smells delicious is your house right now. We have double batches of valentine cupcakes going. Yum!

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  2. Sounds wonderful! I can almost smell the cake baking…lol ~Jeanne

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  3. Sounds delicious! I need to make 2 dozen chocolate chip cookies for "shop rent" for my brothers company, since he fixed my car. Pretty cheap to get my car fixed without the huge shop bill.

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  4. Mmmmmm ... yum!! I must ask ... why is that cake called Crazy Cake?

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