Thursday, November 16, 2006

A woman's place is in the kitchen?

I don't believe there is any place that women belong I do however believe that there is a right way and a wrong way to load the dishwasher ~but that is another post.
Today I baked birthday cakes ~I tried two recipes the first one tasted like particle board and the second one was edible, and once it is toped with berries and cream it will be lovely. It is a simple old fashioned yellow cake that is sugarless ~the cake is for my brother in law who is himself sugarless yet somehow really sweet.
The best part of the day though was this...

Bottsie loves the kitchen and she loves being in the mix and I more than anything love sharing my love of cooking with her. She is busy helping make the first cake here the one that tasted like asphalt that was going to be a carrot cake.
~Here is the recipe for the second cake in case any of you want to cut sugar out and punish your self with cake.

The Doable Sugarless Yellow Cake

This recipe makes one 8" round cake so double it for two 8" or a 9x13. It would make a great base cake for a jell-o poke cake made with sugar free jell-o in my opinion.

2 eggs
1/2 Cup frozen apple juice concentrate ~thawed
1 stick of butter ~melted
1 Tbls vanilla ~good vanilla
2 Tbls honey
1 1/2 Cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 350' Spray and flour an 8" round cake pan.
Mix eggs, juice, melted butter, vanilla & honey together. Sift flour and baking powder together and then add to liquid. Mix just until combined. Pour into prepared cake pan and bake for 25 minutes. Check with a toothpick to see if it is done and add a couple more minutes if necessary. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and place on rack to finish cooling.

~Good luck and well if you ever wonder my place is in the kitchen ~I rock the kitchen.


Lucy van Pelt said...

Edible? Edible?!? Is that good enough for a 50th birthday?

goo said...

Brooke is totally your mini-me! Cutest pic of her playing you in the kitchen.

annzy said...

Edible is all you get when you want sugarless ~I read over 40 recipes to get 5 thought might work and even those proved to be tricky on the taste front. This one just tastes old fashioned not from a box like most people are use to.

Erin said...

Bottsie is SO cute!!! You are very cute auntie to make cakes with your little ones.

Lucy van Pelt said...

They ended up horrible tasteless hockey pucks and I made cupcakes from a box for the big party instead. We're having sugarless pie from Marie Calendar's for the real birthday today.

Thanks for your help though. You rock in the kitchen!