Arora bakes with Grandma Kathy

Arora and Grandma Kathy are baking together. Arora gets the little step stool. They carefully measure the sugar, flour and other ingredients. They are making a special birthday cake for my 28th birthday. Later that evening grandma has to frost and decorate the cake alone because Arora went to bed early as she was adjusting to the time difference.

Happy Birthday to me! The cake was wonderfully dense and chewy.  I included the next few photos so you can see how quickly Ender goes after the cake.Here is the recipe Kathy used:

It come from the Better Homes and Garden New Cook Book (Circa 1981)

Yellow Cake                   heat oven to 375

2 3/4 cups flour

2 1/ tsp baking powder

1/2  cup butter

1 3/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

1 1/4 cup milk

1 tsp salt

Beat butter and sugar add eggs  one at a time, then and vanilla.

Mix dry and ingredients and then mix with wet ingredients .

cook 30-35 minutes .

Butter frosting

6 table spoons butter

4 1/2 sifted powdered sugar

1/4 cups milk

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Beat butter then slowly add  1/2 of sugar and  add milk and vanilla, Then slowly beat in rest of sugar.

“ice cream” cake

There is a blog that I love for scrumptious treat ideas. They are most often simple and soooo yummy.  I found this recipe the other day and had to try it.

Take one cake mix, two cups of soft ice cream, 3 eggs and 1 cup of water. Mix together really well and pour into paper lined cupcake molds. Bake 350 for about 15-17 minutes.

I used strawberry ice cream and a strawberry cake mix (that had been in my pantry for way to long). Then after I portioned out the cupcake batter  Arora helped me put a few fresh raspberries in each one. Try to put the raspberry hole down or they stay at the top of the cupcake instead of going to the middle.

just before baking

Just before serving, we topped each one with some freshly whipped cream and a dollop of the rasp-strawberry jam we made. They were so good,  a huge hit. I am even going to make these next month for my sister’s baby shower.