I went to the doctor today for my routine check-up. I stepped on the scale. Then I quickly stepped off the scale. My husband says, "What did it say"? I don't care if he knows. But I'd rather not know. The nurse chimes in, "Only five pounds in the last month... that's good". I say, "Is it?"....
Right. I get that. But I didn't plan on being Shamu's twin and feeling like a beached whale.
OK, that is a little extreme. But... really.... I hate the gaining weight part.
But you know what I do love? I SERIOUSLY do love eating. It's all my fault.
So, when I made this, like I've made it many times before, I thought it would last a few days and we would take a slice here and there for a sweet taste, etc. But by the time it baked and sat around for one day, I had demolished it down to about a three inch slice. I actually had the audacity to say to my husband when he came home from work, "You better eat that or I'm throwing it away." I mean.... really? Did it really matter at that point???
But it's good... and it's simple... and it's the perfect "not-too-sweet" to have around.
I think it's a pretty popular recipe similar to others I've seen online. But here is the recipe anyway.
Make it. But I would advise sharing it.... :)
1/2 lb butter
1 3/4 cup sugar
2 cups cake flour
1 tsp vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cream butter slowly.
3. Add sugar and continue beating at low speed for 10 minutes.
4. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
5. Add flour and flavoring. Mix thoroughly.
6. Turn temperature down to 300 degrees when you put cake in oven.
Bake for 1 hour and 15 min. (possibly a few minutes shorter.... check with toothpick!)