Monday, February 14, 2011

Semi Homemade Valentines Cake

I couldn't spend my whole Valentines Day sitting in my office and not doing anything fun for my boys.

I know how sad they get when I bake up tons of cupcakes and take them to someone other then our house.

So I stopped by the store to pick up some rib eyes and all the ingredients to have a wonderful dinner at home.

Instead of cupcakes, I thought I would get out of my comfort zone and make a double layer cake.

I received a checker board cake pan set from my Aunt Judy and just love to make cakes and I should actually make them one this week and bring it to them as a surprise.

So I made batter for a red velvet cake, yes out of a box does the trick, and a vanilla cake batter.

I baked the cakes as directed on the box and let cool. I leveled off the tops of each.

Placed one layer on my cake dish and put down a layer of frosting.

I topped the frosting layered cake with the second cake.

I placed the cake in the freezer to set up a bit.

I frosted the remaining cake and I'm just so shocked, it came out great.

It reminded me of my Grandmother Agnes' cakes she would make.

The frosting I made was a pecan frosting.

I took a large bag of whole pecans from my local grocery store and blended them into tiny pieces.

I placed 5 soften sticks of organic Irish butter, 1 two pound bag of powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, you can add a bit of water until you get it to the thinness you like. I didn't have to use any water.

I found the recipe for the frosting from my good friends blog, Sweet Creations by Stephanie

Please try this recipe, you won't be sorry.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I'm now loving breakfast foods

My favorite girl, Hungry Girl brought to my attention these wonderful frozen waffles from Kellogs Fiber Plus

They are 80 calories per waffle, can't beat that!!

I'm not fond of the pure sugar syrups so I had a bag of frozen strawberries in the freezer. I grabbed a few and put it in my Ninja Blender and pureed with a bit of water.

It came out so creamy and was perfect as a topping on my amazing waffles.

I will be eating breakfast from now on with out a fight LOL

Please try it and see how you like it.