So, last night I made my famous cake. It was A-mazing! Seriously. It's Mark's absolute favorite cake that I make. Actually it's not the cake that's so good. It's the icing. It's like tasting little drops of heaven. Really, I am not joking. I am actually REALLY good at baking/cooking. It's a curse. Seriously. Anyways, Amanda requested I post the recipe.
First off, go to Wal-Mart and buy a Pillsbury white cake mix. $.88. And yes, I know it's not homemade. I have made a white cake homemade before. The Pillsbury one is much easier to make & tasted better actually. Hey, I may be a slacker, but at least I'm a smart slacker who can make good cake. Ok, now for the icing. Be prepared to "cringe" at the ingredients. Actually, I think when you mix it with the mixer it takes all the calories out... ya know, it's like exercise for food. No??? Ok, maybe not.
Calorie free caramel icing....NOT!
(I thought this sounded better than just, "caramel icing"....no?
bring 1 stick of butter and 1 cup of brown sugar to a slow boil...(about medium heat). Once boiling, add 1/4 cup of milk. Bring back to a slow boil. Once boiling add 1 tsp. of vanilla. Remove from heat & add 2 cups of powdered sugar. Mix with mixer. You may need to add a little more milk or powdered sugar to get desired thickness. Frost cake after it cools. Eat, enjoy and try not to think about the calories. =)
I usually make this cake for Mark if I have to give him some "bad" news. Ya know, like I balanced the checkbook wrong... forgot to pay a bill...spilled Diet Dr. Pepper on the computer keyboard, ya know, typical wifey errors?? He usually forgives.
We got our tax refund today & I was SOOOO excited I went to go shopping at my FAVORITE place ever.....Goodwill!! Found the hubs a sweet Express shirt, some Gap jeans, a Baby Lulu outfit for Boogs, and a cute green dress for myself! Maybe I'll find something for Shoogs next time I go, which will probably be tomorrow. They actually know me there... I seriously go like several time a week. Sad?? Hey, at least it's a frugal addiction?
Oh... almost forgot my sweet hubs preached an AWESOME message tonight. I'm so proud of him!! My favorite preacher ever.... and the cutest also!! LOVE HIM!!! =)
Guess I'll get off of here & try to get some sleep. I'm going to venture out to Tulsa tomorrow & try to find some barstools, and a mini kitchen table. Yay! That refund is just BURNING a hole in my pocket!!
Ciao for now!