After Blogtoberfest I needed to take a Bex and a lie down for a week or so. Meanwhile, my friend Cath, sent me the recipe for that delicious and decadent cake so I'm passing it on as promised.
The bonus is that, Cath, being a mother of seven, has a lot of things down to a fine art in terms of expedience and quality. This cake is so EASY!!!
Cath's Freckle Cake
Two cups of sugar
1 3/4 cups plain flour
7g baking powder
7g bicarb soda
6 g salt
1 cup milk
120 mls vegetable oil
10 mls vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water (she uses coffee)
Add all ingredients except boiling water to a bowl. Mix thoroughly. Add boiling water or coffee.
Mix again. Put into a cake tin and bake at 180 degrees of around 35-40 minutes depending on your oven. Allow to cool and ice with chocolate icing and whatever takes your fancy...smarties, nuts, coconut, strawberries or .... FRECKLES!!!
The amazing lush icing? It's bought stuff in the dark chocolate flavour. I never knew there was such a thing and it's good! I trust a mother of seven. This will be today's afternoon tea. I'll time the making for you like Jamie Oliver with his fifteen minutes smack-me-I'm-hysterical meals.
Speaking of cake...we had a birthday here on Monday. My first youngest turned ten! TEN! Lucky I have another youngest to take the sting out of it. The heart squeezing Princess Lala and her beautiful assistant and I did lunch.
Then she went for her inaugural double digit solo bike ride.
We pumped up the tyres.
Then there may have been the sound of helicopter roters of the parenting variety.
Too mummy stalker?