I got let go from work
So yesterday I got let go from work.
Well, not let go in the way where it would be appropriate to send me a fruit basket or a cheese log to help console me. Although, I’d appreciate the thought. Let go in terms of I got the afternoon off.
And people who love cooking as much as I do rejoice when they unexpectedly get more time in the kitchen. But I’m a little different. The first thing I did when I got home was not cooking. It was napping. And when I nap, I nap. We’re talking pillow creases on my skin, pools of drool on the Omnivore’s pillow (never on my own pillow, that’s just nasty!), the works.
When I woke up from my coma nap, the Omnivore had vanished. Turns out, he’d gone to the doctor. And no one likes going to the doctor. And since I had extra time, I thought I’d make him a pick-me-up to surprise him.
So I made him a cake. His first response? “I am not worthy.”
And he’s right! The crazy man has always preferred boxed cakes to homemade cakes. Until this day. He even said, “Can you make me this cake for my birthday?” (This is the ultimate complement. You see, the Omnivore saves only his *more favorite* requests for his birthday).
I doubt we’ll be waiting until his birthday to eat this cake again. Do you really need a special occasion to eat cake? Nah.
Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting (source: So Tasty, So Yummy)
2 cups Sugar
2 cups Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 cup Milk
2 tbls Butter
1 tsp Vanilla
Preheat oven to 350*. Beat eggs until thick and then gradually add sugar. Combine dry ingredients and sift. Heat milk and butter to boiling. Add vanilla to batter and gradually pour in flour mixture. Slowly pour milk into mixing bowl and stir until combined. Bake 25-30 minutes.
1 stick butter, softened
3 cups confectioner’s sugar
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 to 6 tablespoons cream
Cream together butter, 1 cup of the sugar, cocoa, vanilla and 1 tablespoon of the milk. Slowly add the remaining ingredients, alternating. 2 cups.