But first, some of our recent happenings!
Also one of the prizes they won- a walkie talkie set. This was very useful for when we delivered all those bags of coffee.They would run up to the door, and then they'd stop at the curb until I sad, "RETURN TO THE MOTHER SHIP".
Of course, all this running around is in between viruses. We're STILL fighting different bugs. This time it was the stomach flu. Yuck.
SO. That brings us to this delightful creation!!
Here is my husband accepting his fabulous cake. With a smile, no less!!
It was absolutely delicious, so I'm posting the recipe. Just make sure to let it cool before removing from the pans. I wasn't in the kitchen at the time and my younger kids didn't know that step. Now they do.
1 10 ounce jar maraschino cherries
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
4 large egg whites
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond extract
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tspt salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
I also added about three drops red food coloring. Maybe that was my mistake?? LOL. Anyway, cream the butter, sugar, egg whites, vanilla and almond together. Mix the dry ingredients. Add, in alternating batches, the buttermilk and dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Add in the chopped cherries.
Pour into greased cake pans and place in a preheated (350) for 35 minutes or so. GOOD LUCK. :D
All in all, it was delicious. We used a buttercream icing but you can also use a cream cheese frosting if you prefer.
That's all for now! Be sure to stop by my authors pages at Virginia Carmichael or Mary Jane Hathaway for book news.
All the Blue of Heaven was free last week....
And on the 27th, Purple Like the West will be on sale for .99! All to prepare for a new historical release on May 15th!
Until next time!