Sunday, September 28, 2008

Rosie Bakes A Cake.

Rosie is excited because she's getting ready to bake one of her favorite cakes for one of her favorite friends.
Honest to goodness, this is one of the best cakes I've ever made, and it's one of the simplest. Ingredients: 2 cups flour 2 cups sugar 2 tsp. baking powder 2 eggs 1 20-oz. can crushed pineapple with juice (You could add 1 cup crushed pecans if you want.)
Remember when measuring dry ingredients to scoop and sweep.
Scoop and sweep.
Mix dry ingredients, then add in the eggs and pineapple.
Pour into a buttered pan. And the greatest part? After mixing the batter, you have to wait for the oven to finish preheating. It's that quick.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes. Now, on to the icing.
Ingredients: 1 stick butter, softened 1 package cream cheese, softened 2 cups powdered sugar vanilla
Now, please don't make the mistake I made one time when I made this cake. (And I make it a lot. My neighbors expect it for their birthdays.) I reached into my pantry for the powdered sugar and, unbeknownst to me, retrieved rice flour instead. Hey, they look alike. And I wasn't paying attention. Anybody could've made this mistake. It wasn't until my beaters seized up after adding the first cup that I realized something was horribly amiss. Then, I tasted it. It was horrid, understandably. Upon examination of the bag, I realized I had used rice flour, not confectioner's sugar. Not a good substitution. At all.
So, after mixing the butter and cream cheese together, I added in two cups of confectioner's sugar, NOT rice flour. Then added in the vanilla.
Spread the frosting on top, then I decided to get fancy with the piped edges.
Added a few more whimsical embellishments.
And finally the birthday candles. The cake is for Ticky. Her birthday was September 26. And, SURPRISE! She's coming to visit today.


Kathy said...

Rosie - Thank you for my cake - it was ever-so-good, and made a delicious breakfast this morning!

Love, Ticky

Anonymous said...

I swear Rosie, I think you put some crack in that cake. I can't stop eating it.