Monday, February 16, 2009

Without Betty & blenderThe first chocolate cake I made without Betty Crocker! All ingredients were individually mixed, with no blender (my arm was hurting) and some Kiwis were laughing at me that I never made a cake from scratch. Who needs to make one from scratch when Betty Crocker's takes 3 minutes to blend and all you have to do is add 2 eggs and some water!? My mother was a working woman!

No ingredients came from a box and luckily there was baking powder or baking soda in the cupboard. It took WAY more time than using a ready mix but was interesting to try. It was delicious but am not sure it came out exactly right as it felt really heavy, not 'moist and delicious' like Miss Crocker promises. (Betty Crocker is a brand of cake mixes in America for all those peeps that don't know who I am referring to)
Stellina and the heckler (BH) enjoyed decorating it and eating it and it was worth all the hard work in the end. I think my next purchase is a blender. I probably have one arm muscle bigger than the other as this weekend I made a banana cake sans blender too. All these cakes are not good for my preparation for the beach in March but I guess that is what flowy sarongs are for.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love it. Blog your receipe. Andrew and I love baking but right now we have just started with Betty Crocker. We actually made a Banana loaf from scatch...so always looking for something new and easy. I even have both baking soda and baking powder in the house. Up until last week I thought it was the same thing! Love ya, C

Sands said...

You are turning into a domestic goddess Mrs. P! Will blog the recipe. xox

Sands said...

And I shouldn't admit this but didn't know what the difference was between baking soda and baking powder -Betty Crocker never explained it in the 3 steps!

Anonymous said...

You called me the 'heckler'!!!