i made cake

and it was good (the difference from our other attempts was that this had oil, not butter, and 2 cups of buttermilk!).

35 candles

good enough that i’ve had it for breakfast and bedtime snacks.

birthday scene

jerry and i have a date to watch lost and finish it off.


it was easy to make…karin, do you need more birthday cake?

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jean, this is your cake via meagan…thank you!!!

6 thoughts on “i made cake

  1. what a BEAUTIFUL cake kristin!
    i am sure your family has loved it.
    it looks like love in that home photo.

    Lost is good. you are gonna love it. it’s NEVER long enough…i always want another hour when it’s over.

    lawrence with friends? awesome!


  2. that cake looks marvelous!
    (my frosting never turns out so well!)

    and i was just catching up a bit – it appears that you have a most wonderful 35-year-old husband! and who is the very tiny girl in the picture with him?


  3. Great job lady, that looks like some seriously yummy cake…care to share your recipe?
    Maybe it’s time that I step away from the red box!


    1. Charlotte’s Cake

      2 c sugar
      4 tsp baking soda
      3/4 tsp salt
      3/4 c canola oil
      1 lrg egg
      Alternate flour/cocoa and buttermilk
      2 c buttermilk
      2/3 Cocoa
      2 1/2 c flour

      Oil/butter( I used the oil with flour spray) and flour pan. Mix wet ingredients and dry ingredients seperately, then add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well. Pour into bundt pan and bake at 350 for anywhere from 30 – 45 mins. It might get crusty on the top but should spring back. I usually stick a knife in to be sure the center is not gooey.


      1/2 c butter softened
      1 tsp vanilla
      up to 2 c powdered sugar (It’s best not too sweet, so add in 1/2 c at a time and have a taster handy!)
      1/3 c cocoa
      a little cream, about 1 tbs or coffee if your family will tolerate it!
      really whip it to get it frothy



  4. Hey! Naugthly Meg. Secret is out. Oh yeah, this cake is too simple and too good NOT to share. It came to me from my mother-in-law via my husband. Huge slices and a large glass of cold milk are a must. BTW this recipe won that Grand Champiion prize at Harvey County Fair last year. It’s now up to someone else to win the Grand Prize ribbon for 2009. Kristin, I think it’s your turn.

    I am smiling knowing that somehow baking that cake in a household in Newton will magically keep us close to all the joy, warmth, and yumminess that so many folks have provided us. Enjoy Newton. Let Charlotte’s Cake unite the world in warm, chocolate peace!


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