Mr. Hawthorne's birthday is today and I'm taking time out from hurricane clean up to bake him a cake. Plus I'm dog-tired after working for three days cleaning up. I needed a break. Will resume clean up tomorrow.
He requested his favorite cake - my Pineapple Cake, which is unquestionably the easiest, quickest, and one of the best cakes I've ever made. Pineapple Cake 2 cups flour 2 cups sugar 2 tsp baking soda 2 eggs, beaten. 1 20-oz. can of crushed pineapple Mix dry ingredients. Add in beaten eggs and crushed pineapple with juice. Pour batter into greased 9 x 13-inch pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
Batter is ready and the oven hasn't even heated up yet. That's how quick this recipe is. And this is NOT my personal best time.
Cream cheese frosting. 1 package cream cheese, softened 1 cup powdered sugar 1 TB vanilla Mix all together. Wrong! My original recipe called for an additional 1 stick of softened butter and 2 cups powdered sugar, instead of 1. I forgot the butter, but the frosting didn't suffer at all, except for not having enough of it.
I realized the icing did look a bit thin when I spread it on, so if you make this, which I heartily recommend, use 1 package cream cheese, 1 stick butter, 2 cups confectioners sugar, and 1 TB vanilla. Don't forget the buttah!
Mr. Hawthorne's birthday present arrived yesterday. I have another present ordered and I do hope it comes in today.