Ok, so. I’ve been trying to Etsy like mad, but I feel a little burnt out. I was thinking I’d come home and zip through more listings, but I was grumpy as heck all day today!! No idea why. After dinner I’ll tuck up into bed with the laptop and edit some photos I took this weekend. The non-stop Etsy-ers are super impressive! I come home from work and all I want to do is…
So I did! I called my mom and asked for her recipe, but looking at it, and knowing her baking habits, I thought it could be modified. So I did. HOLY COW. BEST CAKE EVER.
Super simple, super old fashioned, gold cake.
In bowl #1:
2 1/3 cup flour (I used all purpose & some whole wheat.)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon grey sea salt (do not put in a tsp of regular salt or you will be sad.)
1 1/4 cup sugar
Fork mix all this together. I don’t own an electric mixer, it’s all Anne of Green Gables up in here.
In bowl #2:
2 teaspoons very softened Earth Balance
6 teaspoons very softened butter
1 1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
Beat the heck out of this. Then slowly add the flour mix, beating all the while.
Bake at 350 until done. Like, 20 mins? I dunno. I don’t measure very accurately, either. I made one layer & 3 tiny heart cakes with this. So good, super moist and spongy and ummmm I need to go eat another piece.
1/2 cup butter
4 teaspoons earth balance
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons cream
4 cups confectionary sugar (I used Fair Trade Certified!)
1/3 cup cocoa (also Fair Trade)
SO GOOD. I just ate a tiny heart one for pre-dinner and S. is now making cheeseburgers. Wedding diet? I can start that like, a month before the wedding, right? Shhhhh.
In other news, my pre-mother-in-law keeps sending prizes. It’s pretty crazy! Today she sent a lovely glass pitcher when she heard we didn’t have one for lemonade, a strange old shoeshine kit, a copper pan, several glass bottles, and various odds and ends. Oh dear!
What else! Today in Goodwill I found this 1970s crochet dress – possible wedding dress?!?! I’d make the neck scoop neck and shorten the sleeves!
Ok! That is all! Happy Monday! Go bake a cake! I totally made myself sick with cake eating! Awesome!! Maybe you only have one or 2 slices and not 3 plus a tiny cakelet, OK?
P.S. Sorry for the photos, I almost never take photos in the darkness, I am no good at them!