Thursday, May 12, 2016

I just LUV Having my Cake and Eating it Too....

I made a cake and I am pretty sure I didn't do a post on it...
I am the one that posts about nearly every bite of ANYthing goes in my mouth.
If I have already had a post on it...SORRY...

I found the photos in my file so I am going to show you my favorite cake ...
because it's the kind my mama made for me
so therefore, it's a

 My favorite cake, growing up, was a white cake with a fudge icing...

and my brother's favorite was chocolate cake with white icing.

 I've always loved a REAL fudge icing...
I DOUBLE this recipe for a large cake...
bundt or  sheet cakes need a double amount of this wondrous stuff ! ! !

1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup milk...
1 tsp Vanilla
Mix cocoa and sugar in a pan really good...
add the other ingredients except Vanilla...
cook over medium heat..
DO NOT STIR as it will turn to grainy sugar..just as in fudge candy.

set your timer for 6 minutes..
remove from flame and add Vanilla
 (you can dab a bit behind ea ear like my  Aunt Lillian did...
and I do it every single time, too).
Beat icing with a hand mixer until it begins to thicken just a little...
quickly pour over cake.
Sometimes, I beat mine a tad too long, it starts turning to fudge candy
and I can barely get it on my cake...

   Case in point...
it's not so pretty when it won't go all over the cake...
but, ooo, it's sooo good.  

So good, in fact, that when I have this cake,
I have it for breakfast sometimes........ 


 I'm not sure if it's so good to me because I think of my sweet mama...
or if the Vanilla behind my ears makes me remember my Aunt Lillian...


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  1. What kind of cake is it icing sounds yummy

  2. My mouth is watering! gotta find something for breakfast now! It wont be cake.. because I dont have any.. but I'll be thinking of vanilla cake with choc frosting! lol!
    happy Day!

  3. Oh my goodness, what a great idea to use fudge for frosting!

  4. mercy me for sure, you always make me sooooo hungry!! I have written every word down and will make this today,,I will report back!

  5. Breakfast time here . . . I could eat some of that cake about now!
    Looks like YUM!

  6. BJ, I loved the quotes on cake eating. LOL. You do make the best food at your house. Yes, I have had cake for breakfast before. :):) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  7. "The more you weigh,
    The harder you are, to kidnap..."



  8. The cake looks delicious I would love to have a piece but it has to be sugar free for me. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  9. Cake for breakfast? I like how you think!

  10. Some of the recipes from back when are better than some of the newer things. I have many recipes that were my mothers. I hope someday someone will appreciate them when I am gone. I do not cook much just for me. I dream of having some of yours tho. Love a good cake, but not for breakfast.

  11. Happy Birthday whoever! We love cake too. My daughter and I look at the dessert menu before ordering a meal! Thanks for sharing your yummy cake!

  12. That looks so good
    I am trying not to eat something sweet every week and it is so hard
    I usually eat cake cookies or ice cream everyday, not now since I am big as a barn haha
    trying to get down to smoke house size haha

  13. Love the signs and the look of that cake! I'm cracking up at the comment above mine...trying to get down to smoke house size...LOL!

  14. Yumm...this looks eatable!! I want a piece right now!


  15. I will have to try your looks scrumptious! One of my kids prefers white cake and the other chocolate...either one is fine by me as I haven't met too many cakes that I didn't like!

  16. Looks like we're both in the cooking mood today! And this looks fabulous! YUM!

  17. Oh my girl. That icing is a keeper. I have to try it as I love real fudge icing. Sheila

  18. Oh yum bj. I would love to have a slice of your favorite cake. Love the cake chalk talk! Have a great "let them eat cake" weekend…….

  19. YUM!!! Wish I was close by and could come by and have a piece of cake. Looks awesome!!


  20. Oh, my, be still my heart. That cake looks marvelous.

    God bless.

  21. Oh, wow! This looks so yummy! Thank you for sharing, BJ! :)

  22. Your cake looks soooo yummy, BJ! I'd certainly have a piece for breakfast if I had that here. Thanks for telling us how you made the icing. I've never made choc. from scratch, only the 7 min. white icing years ago.

    Love your little *Potting Place* area & sign...very creative & very cool, too!

  23. BJ, you nailed it! Who doesn't like one. You've made me want to make one just like this. Looks delicious.

  24. I love this post and I love cake. Yours looks so yummy especially with the chocolate frosting. MMM good!

  25. YUM, white cake with chocolate icing is my favorite. Your cake looks delicious, I wish I could try a piece now.
    Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  26. Wow! Your cake looks delicious and my mouth is watering!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Wishing you and yours a nice week.

  27. Hi BJ,
    It is pouring down rain here and a slice of your awesome cake with a cup of coffee would be just the thing to brighten my day! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Miz Helen

  28. You are killing me here: I am on a diet and passed up the wonderful cake that someone brought to the clubhouse last night. Now I see THIS. Oh dear....


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