Saturday, January 17, 2015

Bake Up Some Goodness

I have been having a fabulous time with my new kitchen toys. - aka the new Kitchenaid Mixer and Blender.

A batch of chocolate chip cookies is always a favorite and so easy to make.

 I used a small ice cream scoop to scoop out just the right amount of dough and make the cookies all look really uniform.

If you are looking for a really fabulous cake recipe that has a light fresh taste, you need to make this one.  Perfect for company or sunday super. (This whipped up in an instant in the new mixer)

 Three layers of the most wonderful goodness you can imagine.

 Do you also remember these vintage cakesavers.  This one belonged to my Aunt.  She is the one who gave me the recipe - She always had some fabulous cake in this saver every time I was at her house.

Whenever I make this cake, I always use her cakesaver and the fabulous cake comb with the baklite handle that she used. Sweet memories of a very neat Aunt and childhood. Her recipe was her mother's and it is called "Mary's Cake. Please enjoy.

                                                         Mary's Cake
1 1/2 c. sugar - 1/2 c. shortning - 3 eggs - 2 c. flour - 3 tsp. baking powder
1 c. milk - 1 tsp. vanilla - 1/2 tsp lemon juice - 2 tsp. orange peel - 1/2 tsp. almond. Grease and flower 3 8" pans and bake at 350 for 20 to 25 min.

Icing - 3 well beaten eggs - 2 c. sugar - sm. can crushed pineapple - 1 c. coconut. Cook until thick, add 2 tbl. butter, beat until butter melts. Let cool and then frost layers.

Are you baking up goodness too?

Yes, I am also a shameless grandma, I just had to share these cute pics of Bronx that I just got.  Christmas morning fun and learning to open presents.

                                            I am joining the following parties:
Rattlebridge FarmCraftberry Bush , Posed Perfection ,
 Katherines Corner , The Vintage Farmhouse , A Delightsome Life ,
Love of Family & Home ,  Between Naps On The Porch ,
 From My Front Porch To Yours , The 36th Avenue , Imparting Grace ,
 My Romantic Home ,   French Country Cottage ,The Thrifty Groove , 
The Charm Of Home , Chic A Shoestring Decorating,
 FindingFabulous ,  Rooted In Thyme , Jennifer Rizzo ,
 Redoux Interiors

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  1. Well, if he isn't the cutest lil guy!! Happy to hear you are enjoying your newest toy!

  2. Oh my goodness Marty....the pineapple cake looks simply divine!!! Thank you so much for sharing....darling post!

  3. Oh my goodness Marty Bronx is such a cutie!! That pineapple cake looks and sounds sooooooo good!! Have a great weekend!

  4. Bronx is sooo adorable! Time flies! Thanks for sharing the recipes of these yummies!

  5. I love all the old kitchen tools and cake keepers. .I have my Mom"s from probably the 60's that I just got late last year after my Dad passed. Do you remember the hand held rotary beaters. I have my Mom's, Grandmother's and my Mother-in-laws. Love your blog and read it daily. Thanks for posting the recipe.

    1. Oh I do remember those. I have one somewhere, they are fabulous to use.

  6. Kitchen Aid mixers are so wonderful. I have the white one as well. They are so heavy aren't they? I don't have room on the counter for it, so I have to store it in the laundry room and carry it to the kitchen when I want to use it! It looks like you're having fun with yours!

  7. Awww, sweet Bronx looks like such a cutie! Glad you are having fun with your Kitchen Aid mixer. I received one as a gift and can't believe how easy it makes baking and cooking. I remember my Mom having a similar cake saver, but I have to admit that I have never heard of nor have seen a cake comb. How is it used?

    Love your blog and always look forward to reading it!


  8. You use it just like a knife. It just goes thru the layers and creates a slice, then when you do the second side, it lays on the blades of the comb and acts as a great way to lift the slice out and place on a plate. I love it. I use it all the time for layer cakes.

  9. Yumm! I love my kitchen aid mixer too Marty. So great for baking up great yummy things. Bronx is too sweeeeet. What a cutie.
    Happy Week End.

  10. Bronx is getting sooo big! Too cute! :) The recipe sounds delicious. Got to try it. Have a great weekend.

  11. Glad you are having fun with your new mixer....the cake recipe looks great...I love anything with citrus....and how great that you have that fabulous cake taker from your aunt and the memories that go with it....Cute, cute pictures of your Bronx!!! Have a great weekend!

  12. The goodies sound yummy, Marty...but that adorable Bronx is to die for...just to cute for words and getting so big too!
    Have a terrific weekend.

  13. Bronx is such a cutie, Marty! Your cookies look delicious. You have not only made me hungry but I may have to bake something this weekend!

  14. What a neat cake gadget and your aunt's recipe sounds delicious! Thanks for the pics of Bronx. He is such a little cutie and has a great name! Jane

  15. Marty, your grandson reminds me of one of my grandsons. He wears glasses too. Don't little ones with glasses just look so cute?! Bronx's pic made we smile.

  16. Marty, your grandson is adorable. I'm writing down your recipe--it sounds divine. And you're right--the cookies are beautifully shaped.. I wish I had a cookie right now. Your vintage cake keeper brings back all kinds of memories. It's gorgeous!

  17. Thanks so much for sharing your cake recipe -- sounds delicious! I've never seen a cake comb before, but it sounds like it makes it much easier to cut layer cakes. Bronx is so sweet -- love that stage. :)