Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Back to the kitchen - again....

On this very day 39 years ago (on my 33rd birthday) our oldest child was born!  She has been a delight through the years!  We feel blessed to have her for a daughter.  So, Happy Birthday to you, City Girl! 

While we won't be seeing her today, we hope she will come at some point during the week-end.  Her favorite cake through the years has been yellow with chocolate frosting.  I haven't asked if that has changed, so that is what I will be baking for her.  I will bake the layers ahead of time and freeze them, then will frost the cake on Saturday, at which point I will hopefully remember to take a picture.:-)
The following recipe is the one I will use for the cake.


2 1/4 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup soft shortening
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 eggs

- Grease and flour desired pans (round layer or oblong).
- Blend flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in mixing bowl.
- Add shortening and milk.  Beat 2 minutes at medium speed with mixer or 300 strokes by hand.  Scrape bowl constantly.
- Add eggs and vanilla.  Beat 2  more minutes or 300 strokes, until well blended.
- Pour into chosen pans.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes.  Cool on wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pans; continue cooking on rack.

I have had this recipe in my files for many, many years, having clipped it from an elementary-age Sunday School leaflet!

I will be an "older woman" for only two days as The Husband's birthday comes along on this Friday!  If you've done the math from the clue above, then you know how many candles should be on HIS cake.:-)  We would probably set off the smoke detector if we lit them!:-)

I have noticed some new followers!  Welcome!  I appreciate you for reading.  Your comments are always enjoyed!

Next post - Time for lunch for the Adult Day Care at my church!  More cooking......


  1. thanks fir this recipe! i need a good yellow cake recipe. are you posting the chocolate frosting? happy birthdays!

  2. Happy Birthday to all three of you! I love a good yellow cake with chocolate frosting. This sounds like a keeper. xo

  3. What a big Happy Birthday week for all of you! I hope the next year is a great one for each of you.

    Thanks for the recipe. It sounds wonderful- xo Diana

  4. Being 75 and my husband being 4 years older, I like to be very, very happy that we are still here and celebrating Birthdays. Any way we do it. ,-) Hooray!!!!!

    I love to do only what I *want* to do, on my Birthday. It feels so delicious. :-)

    Of course, I mostly only do what I want to do, every day. But somehow, doing this on my Birthday, feels even more fun.

    Oooops, nearly forgot to wish your daughter, a Happy Birthday!

  5. How well I remember that phone call from the hospital, when you said "Good morning, Aunt Glenda!" I believe my response was something like "Well, Happy Birthday!" It hardly seems possible that it's been 39 years, but it has. That cake will be delicious, I'm sure, and I hope more of the family will be there to enjoy it with you, the Husband, and City Girl! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! :-)

  6. Wishing your family lots of birthday blessings!

  7. Happy Birthday to your daughter. What a wonderful present to you. Your cake sounds yummy. Yep I did the math and now I'm feeling better. I'm just a couple of years younger but not much. LOL

    Luv ya girlfriend,


  8. Hope you all enjoy your birthday celebrations. That cake sounds delicious.

  9. April 27th...

    Re: Your comment in my blog... Saying *we* planted our garden, but meaning that *he* planted your garden. ;-) Same here!!! "Uncle A." does the planting!

    He has lovely Old Roses which he's been planting for years. And many more perennials in a front garden.

    He tries for tomatoes some times. We hope for more veggies this year. But have terrible Binder Vine coming into our back garden, from neighboring land. -pout-

    I try to eradicate the Binder Vine!!!

    Happy Arbor Day!

  10. Oh I love yellow cake with chocolate frosting. Happy birthday to all 3 of you.

  11. "Happy Birthday" to all three of you! Sounds like there will be lots of celebrating going on today at your house! Love this cake recipe....thank you!


  12. Nellie! I read this post before, but didn't notice the birthdaypart - yours, I mean! A belated Happy Birthday to you, and many more.