Hello everybody! The Fresh Pioneer is back and I've got a tasty new cake to share that I first put up back in November 2012. We've been celebrating birthdays here, and then everyone got a terrible cold, and then we have another round of birthdays, so I've got cakes on the brain. Well, cakes and tissues. So, without further ado, here's a cake recipe to warm up your cold winter day... and a little bit of kitchen kitsch to go with.
It all started when Edna was thinking on the good old days. She talked about dresses, and aprons and pyrex...
But why would I want to grate almonds?? I mean, that's the real question here, right?
Edna was scandalized I had never made an almond cake. And so we began.
Mix 1 cup of softened butter
1 cup sugar
and 3 eggs.
Wait, this sounds like cookies! Hmmmmm.....
And in the almond filling. (Ugh. Is this a dump cake? I'm still scared to Google that term. Looks pretty close to what I was picturing..)
In one bowl, mix 2 1/4 cups flour, 1/2 tsp salt and 2 tsp baking powder. THIS IS A COOKIE RECIPE! I knew it!
Oh, wait. And 1/3 cup whole milk. Edna said to add them, alternating between the flour and the milk, but STARTING with the flour and ENDING with the flour. Got that? I almost rolled my eyes, but I've learned to take dear Edna at her word.
You can add a coin for good luck, or a small porcelain figure, like a tiny baby Jesus. It's tradition that the person who finds the coin or the baby has wealth and happiness... But make sure everyone searches their cake piece BEFORE eating it.
See, she's wearing a crown. :) All mamas are princesses, you know. I have no idea if she really had a striped dress like that, or if I just liked red and blue. And I'm fairly sure her hands were NEVER that size.
Edna requested her piece of cake on that old plate. I tried to talk her out of it. Old, yes, but not a nice kind of old! Not pretty vintage! Plastic and scribbled and not safe for the mircrowave kind of old.
Note: Well, no matter what I do, that first paragraph is determined to show up ORANGE. Lol. So, I'll just let it be pretty and orange.
Until next time!