Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sugar Cake

Sugar Cake
 It was one of those days that began with a special surprise from a certain dog that shall remain nameless. I guess she was worried maybe I forgot to wake up. I didn’t...


And then my dear friend Commander Bill from the Disabled American Vets called. He’s been calling now for over 30 years and his voice never changes. I feel like saying, “Bill, if you want to come clean out my crawl space-you can have it-it’s yours.” But Bill is probably too old for that now.

Butter and Sugar (no fair dipping)
It continued with a special survey call from the Republicans, or maybe it was the Democrats. I guess it could have even been the Tea Party, but I hung up. I’m just not ready for that yet.

And so it was that I found myself needing sugar. A quick fix- to take myself from my slump, well, I guess to another slump. A sugar slump. But I did need a cake after all to celebrate the good news about my CASA kiddos. And I am giving it away for them to celebrate with. The problem is---- I made two… Well, I guess that’s another story.

Batter
OK-this is not your traditional 3 layer cake. It is made in one bowl, poured into the pan and baked. Truly, 10 minutes to mix. Well, maybe 15 if you are challenged. No frosting needed. It is dense and chewy and sweet. Very sweet. And flavored with a little almond and vanilla extract. You could serve it with berries if you want to make it healthy. You could freeze it for another day. Or you could give it away and make someone’s day. And you could make my day if you subscribe. It is one of the last things you can get for FREE! (Look on the right side bar now under the blog archive and enter your email address.) Thank you.

Notice the pink sprinkles

Sugar Cake

3/4c melted butter
1 1/2c sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2t vanilla
1t almond extract
1 1/2c flour
1/2t salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Melt butter in bowl in micro. Stir in sugar. Stir in eggs until mixed. Add extracts. Add salt and flour.  Spread batter into 9”round greased pan. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 30-35 minutes-30 if you like it gooey.


Out of the oven


Just a slice

George



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2 comments:

  1. The picture of this sugar cake is great! And the dogs... how did you get them to stay still?

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