Greetings everyone! It was a very busy week for me. No time for posting, as I was out job searching. I had some meetings with a couple of agencies this week and have sent some applications to a few places as well. Aside from that, I've been getting some stuff out of storage at my dad's house this week and am still trying to find places for some odds and ends stuff at our house. And then of course there's the usual errands to run as well. There just aren't enough hours in the day!
But no matter what, I had to find time to post today, because it is the one year anniversary of the blog. Yea! It almost doesn't seem like it's been a year, but internet time stamps never lie (not to mention all the Halloween posts I did last year).
So in celebration of the blog's one year anniversary/birthday, I made a yellow cake with chocolate icing. (Mine and my husband's favorite) My grandmother used to make a Coca-Cola cake, which was a chocolate cake with chocolate icing. I've made the cake myself and it's delicious, but as my husband prefers the yellow cake by far, I usually just make the coca-cola icing and put it on a yellow cake.
For this special post, I'm featuring the pictures of the cake that I made last night for the occasion, and in case anyone wants to try it, I've included the classic recipe straight from my grandmother's old cookbook for Coca Cola Cake. Enjoy!
And finally I want to say thank you to everyone who reads/subscribes/comments at Simply Sweet Home. I really enjoy writing and sharing my ideas and having this creative outlet, and it thrills my soul to know that there are people out there who are reading it and who enjoy my posts. Thanks again!
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 cup butter
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 cup Coca-Cola
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows (optional)
Sift sugar and flour together. Boil butter, cocoa, and Coca-Cola. Pour over flour and sugar. Dissolve soda in buttermilk and pour in with the above ingredients. Then add eggs, vanilla, and marshmallows. Pour into greased 13X9 inch pan and bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
1/2 cup butter
3 tablespoons cocoa
6 tablespoons Coca-cola
1 box confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon broken pecans (optional)
Bring to boil the butter, cocoa, and Coca-Cola. Add the sugar, vanilla and pecans. Pour over cake in the pan while icing is hot.