Friday, June 6, 2014
I really do miss Leta. I loved going over to see her and I'm always on the look out for Ted & Marie who come over daily and check on her. They are SO good to her and when we get back I'll have to make this cake for all of them. Leta would love it- she has a sweet tooth! ( Hi Marie -wink)
I had a 67.6 bottle of coke I wanted to use up. The kids would love it, but they get enough sugar in the goodies I bake. Don't need their moms getting mad because I overdosed them with sugar!
In my search to find recipes to use up the cola I found this on allrecipes.
It got great reviews and you can use diet cola if you want to cut calories. Reviews also mentioned using different flavor soda- Cherry cola, Mt Dew, Sprite .
I added one egg as suggested by one of the reviewers. It's such an easy recipe and it would be fun to have your child help you make it.
1 18.25 ounce Chocolate Cake Mix ( this was when cake mixes were 18.25 ounces. I had an old vanilla mix which was that size so the recipe worked. Since it was a older mix I added baking powder, just to make sure it would rise. I have to try the recipe with the new "downsized" mix. I would add an extender or cut down the amount of cola.
1 12 ounce bottle or can of carbonated cola
1- preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9 x 13 baking dish.
2-Combine the cake mix,cola and egg in a large bowl.Use a hand whisk to mix ingredients until light and smooth about 3 minutes.Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
3- Bake for 30 - 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
4- Allow the cake to cool before cutting.
I will give an updated version when I make the downsized mix.
Today is Dottie's birthday! I wish I was there to share a piece of birthday cake with you. Wishing you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear friend. May your birthday be as special as you are.