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Monday, March 7, 2011
Cake, Quotes and Baking tips
Swiss Alps town
"The atheist can't find God for the same reason a thief can't find a policeman."
Today is gray, foggy and a light scattering of snow looking out my window.
A perfect day for baking a cake!
The following is a cake recipe that my mother baked every Christmas morning. It has a long baking time, so we would gather around our Christmas tree, and Dad would read the Christmas Story from Luke. Then we would open our presents, one at a time so we saw what each of us received.
Then it was time for CAKE!!!!!
Neiman Marcus Cake
South St. Louis Ooey Gooey Cake
Gooey Butter Cake
(I have seen similar recipes with these different names.)
I will provide you with the recipe I grew up with:
1 box yellow cake mix
1 stick melted oleo/margarine
> Combine these 3 ingredients with a mixer and spread into a greased 13"x9" pan.
1 box powdered sugar (3 3/4 Cup)
8 oz. cream cheese, soft
> Combine these with a mixer and pour over the first mixture. It's actually more like a glopping over the first layer!
> Bake at 275' for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
> Cake will become light brown and begin to fall in the center and will continue to fall as it cools.
How cool is that? A cake that is actually supposed to fall!!
Some recipes call for a sprinkling of powdered sugar over the top, but I find this unnecessary and just makes it messier.