Cake. More Cake. All The Cakes!

Birthday cakes. Throughout my life, I have had some amazing birthday cakes. To my knowledge most were chocolate. I have had all kinds of homemade cakes decorated in all kinds of ways. 

( you can barely see it but that’s coke cake on the table) 

One of my favorite birthday cakes is a coke cake. My Momo would make me one every year she was alive. So, I normally always had two cakes for my birthday.  This coke cake was the best thing I ever put in my mouth. The more ooie gooey it was, the better. Want the recipe? Stick around for the end!

 A cake is one of those things that is a part of so many parts of our lives. Cakes for Christmas, Easter, birthdays, and even deaths. A cake is meant to celebrate and comfort. Even now, whenI feel bad and I get a piece of my favorite cake and just something happens. Is that a fat girl thing? No, I have had very thin friends that have felt the exact same way. I always wonder why people decline cake. It’s so odd.  I’m definitely feeling so sentimental lately. I wanted to blog about only things that make me happy during my birthday month. Cake had to be one of the topics. Enjoy this little poem I made :).

You start out as nothing but powder products, eggs and such

While you are not supposed to be eaten, 

How can I resist tasting you by spoon…?

Even from the start it’s love 

The sweet taste of yummy goodness

Lifts my mood…

To warm the oven and place you in

It’s not goodbye its see you soon

My nose is tempted by your call of I’m here… 

I know any moment 

The miracle of time the buzzer sounds

Lifting you ever so easy, sitting you down like my precious 

It’s time for tipping you out. 

Patience, now you have to cool

You can tell you’re every so soft, you are done through and through

Reaching out to feel the softness of your texture and the temp 

Bouncy and cool ready for your icing 

A soft hand, and a gentle touch… 

 Pretty and iced ready for your debut

Oh, you’re done! All the time we waited 

Well worth this moment – the knife slices a wedge of you

You stand so well not offended at all

Passed you around, so proud to show you off

Fork and napkin

Then finally you’re all mine

Xo, ENoor

Thinking on it – I’m been trying to think of other cakes I loved over the years. These are a few that have come up:

Barbie cake (not actual cake but so close)

A Teddy bear decorated cake – age7

Cake made by Ms. Becky (not actually cake but perfect representation) 

Winnie the Pooh cake for my 24th birthday

Lilo and Stitch cake for my 25th birthday! 

My 40th cake was super cool!

Unicorn cake (truly the prettiest one I ever had) – This year’s cake

Here short little memory that makes me smile: Somewhere along the line, Ms. Pauline got it in her head that her version of German Chocolate sheet cake was my favorite cake. I mean I like it, but it’s definitely not my favorite. Her German Chocolate cake was this super moist chocolate-ish cake, covered in her homemade version of coconut and nuts in a caramel-like icing. Ya’ll – it was so sweet even I could only eat one piece in one sitting. I didn’t have the heart to tell her she had me confused with someone else. I just kept eating German Chocolate cake every year in my 20s.

All in all, looking back over the years I had a lot of people who loved me. A lot of people made sure my birthdays were full of yummy goodness. I appreciate them and love them for it!

Coke-Cola Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour 

2 eggs

2 cups white sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup butter

1 ½ cups miniature marshmallows

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup coke-cola carbonated beverage

½ cup buttermilk

½ cup butter

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

6 tablespoons coke -cola 

4 cups confectioners’ sugar

1 cup chopped pecans

Step 1: Combine flour and white sugar in mixing bowl. Heat 1 cup butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa, and 1 cup cola soft drink to boiling and pour over the flour and sugar. Mix thoroughly.

Step 2: Add buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, vanilla, and marshmallows and mix well.

Step 3: Bake in a prepared 9 by 13-inch pan for 40 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Step 4: While still hot, put a layer of marshmallows (small or large) then frost with Coco-Cola Frosting: Combine 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 2 tablespoons cocoa, and 6 tablespoons coke-cola and heat to boiling. Pour over 4 cups of confectioners’ sugar and mix well. Mix in chopped pecans and spread over hot cake.

Hope y’all enjoy! XOXO, Evie

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