Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Birthday, Michael!

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)

Sift together:
2 cu flour
2 cu sugar
3 heaping T. cocoa
½ tsp. salt

Bring to a boil and pour over sifted,
dry ingredients:
1 stick margarine
½ cu cooking oil
1 cu Coca-Cola

Add:
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.

Icing
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
in pan.

Enjoy!

1 comment:

Dee said...

Love the shuttle cake! Happy birthday, Michael.