Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mr. Hawthorne!

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.
Dry ingredients are mixed. Eggs are beaten. Crushed pineapple on deck.
Add in beaten eggs to dry ingredients.
Dump in the pineapple.
Mix well and pour into a buttered 9 x 13 pan.
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.
Bake at 350 degrees. Ready in 35 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.
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.
It's a new, larger pizza stone to replace the one Mr. Hawthorne broke last month. Hope you had a happy day, Mr. Hawthorne. And the Hawthornes wish a very happy birthday to Zzzadig, as well. Happy Birthday, Zzzadig!


Donna-FFW said...

Happy Birthday to Mr. H

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Hi,Donna. Mr. Hawthorne thanks you.

Marion said...

Wish a happiest to Mr H. After you do that, tell us about the inversion thingie.

August is a rough month for birthdays. You and I both know this.

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Thanks, Marion. And Mr. Hawthorne thanks you.

The inversion thingie belongs to Middle Hawthorne. I've never used it but I'd love to try it. Don't know how, so I'd need instruction. How does one exvert?

How many August B-days do you have?
I have 4.

Lori K said...

Happy Birthday Mr. H...

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Hey Lori, Mr. Hawthorne sends his thanks.

Hee! I don't think he's ever had this many birthday acknowledgements.

Rosie thanks you all!