Friday, February 22, 2008

"F" is for...Food Friday

Well this week has been crazy and my posting is falling behind again, but I wanted to make sure I at least did a recipe this week. I found this recipe from Heidi Swap (a famous scrapbooker) and had to give it a try. I made it for Christmas Eve dinner and it was delicious. I had intentions of making it this week, but we had way too much cake left over from Anali's birthday celebration. Any how I think this is a great cake all made from scratch....I have had a hard time finding a scratch cake recipe that I like. Give this a try, I promise you will not be disappointed. This makes a whole sheet cake so you will have plenty to take to neighbors, a pot luck or just indulge. The Mud Pie additions are also good, but I was a fan of just plain old chocolate.

1C. water
½ C. oil
½ C. margarine
2 C. Sugar
2 C. flour
1 tsp. soda
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
½ C. sour or buttermilk***
4 T. cocoa

In a saucepan, melt the marg(or butter) and mix in water, oil and cocoa. Bring to a boil, dissolving cocoa well. Remove from heat. Add sugar, flour and eggs and beat well. Dissolve soda in buttermilk, and mix in with vanilla. Bake in a 10x17 inch greased cookie sheet (the kind w/ sides) at 325 for 20 minutes.
***if you don’t have buttermilk, you can add ½ teaspoon of lemon juice to regular milk and let it stand for about 10 minutes to substitute.

1 lb powdered sugar
¼ C. cocoa
¼ C. milk
½ C. butter

Put all ingredients in saucepan. Stir well over medium heat until everything dissolves. Remove from heat and add 1 t. vanilla and frost while warm

Remove cake from oven and cover with mini-marshmallows and return to oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and wait just a couple minutes, then pour the frosting over all the top.

Out of a possible 5 'yums':

Monte rates this: (3) yums, It was not his favorite, but it helped his chocolate craving.

JoAnn rates this: (4) yums, It is all chocolate and very moist, what's not to love!

Anali rates this: (4.5) yums, not very crumb messy to eat and cake with brown icing is her favorite.

Aden rates this: (3) yums, he likes cake, but would rather have a cookie.

Avalon is unrated in the review.

Once again return next week as I just went to a "cooking show" and have a bunch of new fun recipes to try out and will be posting them in the weeks to come, on my installment of Food Friday.

1 comment:

Lisa-Marie said...


This is Lisa-Marie, Jaci's friend. She is always telling me about you, showing me your cute cards, saying how creative you are, and she just gave me your family's blog address and she is RIGHT! Your blog is so fun and cute. I love the alphabet theme. Too cute. And your kiddos are adorable!

I'll keep checking in. We can be blog friends!!!!


P.S. If you check out my blog you can have some GREAT black mail on Jaci. I bet Monte would love that!!! hee hee. (watch the video on my most recent post!)