Greetings and Holykisses,
Thanks for all the sweet comments and emails earlier today! I really appreciate it; yall are THEE BEST! ;)
Have you ever walked inside your house and found a cake you baked... look quite like this? Everyone knows the heart of a watermelon is thee sweetest, and cake from the middle... is better than a "side." ~ I would have expected to find a bigger piece missing than this .... but I guess he had a "little sweet tooth." The day before I'd baked a chocolate buttermilk cake to send with Myguy to take to work and leave out on the break room table for the guys he works with. Later that night, my phone rang and it was our youngest son: "Momma, I heard you baked a chocolate buttermilk cake today... can I have some?!!!" --- I felt so bad to have to tell him, "Uhhhhhh.....Nooooope son, you can't... coz I gave it ALL away!" (They haaaate when I do that.) lol So I promised him the very next day, I'd bake another; and...... I did! I frosted it and ran out the door to do some errands. When I got in the kitchen, this is what I'd found. Heeheehaahaahoohoo.... I knew right away, "whoo dunnit." Grabbing my camera off the counter; I ran down to the shop.
Caught red-handed. Well; PINK-fiestaware handed! lol (I musta just missed him.*)
Awwwwww; they still make my heart go pitter patter sometimes!*
The next day, our other son came up to the house for a plate, napkin, fork ... the works and a much larger piece of the same chocolate buttermilk cake. The MATCO truck guy had just pulled in, and Trent was fetchin a piece for him!* I kinda wondered if it was true, but tonight the Matco guy was here, and he said, "Ohhh by the way, I gotta thank you!" I said, "You do? What on earth for?" He said, "That cake was deeeeeeeeeeelicious!- Just like my Grandma used to make only she put nuts in it." lololol ---- Menfolk and their cake huh?!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's so much fun baking things around here when they eat it up like that! (Safer for me too, otherwise, I'm apt to have at it myself. lol)
(Sure do love my kids... especially when they desecrate my cakes a little.)
I've posted it before but have had requests again, so here ya go...
Old- Fashioned Chocolate Buttermilk Cake
(In a saucepan on the stove- don't nuke it... it's better thee old fashioned WAY)
Melt: 2 sticks REAL budda
4 Tablespoons cocoa (judge that for yourself!)
1 cup water.
Mix well and take off the stove.
In bowl: 2 cups flour, 2 cups sugar, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 cup buttermilk, 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla.
Now dump thee ingredients in the saucepan in the bowl and mix really well.
Pour into a sprayed 9x13 pan and bake 350 til tests done with a toothpick. You don't want to overbake this... so don't blog n bake.*
When it's done, cool on a rack and then in a saucepan again, melt another stick of real budda, and add about 2 tablespoons of cocoa, and stir well. Remove from heat and dump in about a half a bag (maybe more) of powdered sugar, a dash of vanilla and enough buttermilk to make the consistency you want. Frost cake while it's still warm... usually it's still hot when I do it. If I end up makin too much frosting, I frost saltines with the leftover; unless I just eat it all of course. ;)
Good stuff Yall! Hard to leave alone, but good stuff. I highly recommend it when you've had a horrible day. lol (I know I can safely say that; besides... yall know I have issues already.)
ps. Do not blame me if you eat the WHOLE thang k?