Guess who just turned 40 last Friday?
Jill broke with tradition and made something other than a Coca-Cola cake because David, whose current interest is Outer Space, wanted a space shuttle cake for his daddy. I think she did a great job!
David and Sophia had a great time celebrating Daddy's milestone birthday.
And in case you're interested, here's the family birthday cake recipe for COCA-COLA CAKE
(from a friend who found it in the Farmer's Almanac long ago)
2 cu flour
2 cu sugar
3 heaping T. cocoa
½ tsp. salt
Bring to a boil and pour over sifted,
1 stick margarine
½ cu cooking oil
1 cu Coca-Cola
½ cu buttermilk or sour milk
1 tsp. baking soda
2 eggs, unbeaten
1 tsp. Vanilla
Beat batter till smooth, then
fold in 1 ½ cu mini-marshmallows.
Turn into greased 9X13 pan. Spread
marshmallows around with spatula.
Bake at 350 for 45-50 min.
Put in saucepan:
½ stick margarine
3 T cola or milk
2 T cocoa
Bring to boil, then add:
1 ½ cu powdered sugar
½ tsp. vanilla
1 cu. chopped nuts or coconut (opt.)
Pour over hot cake and spread evenly.
Decorate with sprinkles. Allow to cool