Baby Makes 5

Baby Makes 5

Monday, May 10, 2010

Aprons and Cake

Did you know it was "National Wear Your Apron Day" ?!  I love aprons and have had fun collecting them over the years...old and new they just make cooking and baking way more fun!  Charlotte loves to sport one just like Mama...tonight we are working on Texas Sheet Cake - Yummy!  I made one yesterday and took to a friends for lunch.  Even though we could not be together, the cake reminded me of Mom always had a Texas Sheet Cake for any special occasion at our home!  It is delicious, easy and feeds a crowd!  Paula Deen has a good recipe for it (although I sub Buttermilk in place of Sour Cream)...


1 cup butter

1 cup water

1/4 cup cocoa

2 cups sugar

2 cups self-rising flour

2 eggs

1/2 cup sour cream

1 tsp. vanilla

Frosting Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup cocoa

6 Tbsp. milk

1 lb. box powdered sugar

1/2 tsp. vanilla


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine butter, water, and cocoa in a saucepan over medium heat. Heat until butter is completely melted. Once butter is melted, pour in a mixing bowl and add the remaining ingredients. (Be careful about the eggs, you may want to temper them before you add them to this mixture) Mix ingredients thoroughly and pour into a greased 15X10X1-inch jelly roll pan. Bake for 20 minutes. For frosting, combine butter, cocoa, and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Once mixture boils, remove from heat and pour into a mixing bowl. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and beat well. Pour on top of hot sheet cake.

*Do not prepare the frosting too early because it will harden in the bowl. I get my ingredients together while the cake is baking. Once I remove the cake from the oven, I prepare the frosting and spread it over the cake. Also, the frosting will run over the cake quickly because it is hot. Be careful not to pour too quickly because the frosting will run over the edges of the sheet pan.*

Here are a few fun aprons I found on Etsy!  Happy apron-wearing!


caycee said...

Hi Amanda! Thank you we had so much fun planning his party! I wish i could take credit, but Sherry from arty Pops did all of carsons decor :) I am about to post a giveaway she is doing on my blog, so you can contact her if you would like!

Gindy said...

Hey girl.....
Wishing you a great sale today. I hope you sale everything!!!!! We are leaving in a few but want to get together when we get home. Happy Weekend!!!

sarah cantrell said...

hey girl! thanks for welcoming me to the blog world! I love your blog too! Your babies are adorable!! Dont you just love how aprons have become so cool!!??

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