Archives for June 2008

Get your Heart Attack right here!!

For real ya’ll, don’t send me any cardiologist bills if you choose to make and eat this cake! Its a killer! And let me tell you it just melts in your mouth. Could it be from the nearly POUND of butter in this heart attack cake? I just can not explain to you how delicious […]

TEA TIME!

Off to Tea My friend Bobbi asked me yesterday..Do you want to take the girls for tea? Why not..tea is fun! I love going to the Tea Rooms around town. When I asked my daughter if she wanted to go..my son also begged to go. Hmmm? Why not I thought. Bobbi had a good experience […]

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Get your Heart Attack right here!!

For real ya’ll, don’t send me any cardiologist bills if you choose to make and eat this cake! Its a killer! And let me tell you it just melts in your mouth. Could it be from the nearly POUND of butter in this heart attack cake? I just can not explain to you how delicious this baked good was. You will just have to try it for yourself! Again I am not responsible for any medical costs due to raised cholesterol levels!!!!I found this bad boy on All Recipes . But tweeked it a bit.
The pictures soooooooo don’t do it justice. I didn’t have the heart to tell the pour little cake it wasn’t very photogenic!

KENTUCKY BUTTER CAKE
3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup butter
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon Vanilla butter nut extract
4 eggs
GLAZE:
1 1/2 cup white sugar
2/3 cup butter
6 tablespoons water
4 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.
In a large bowl, mix the flour, 2 cups sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Blend in buttermilk, 1 cup of butter, 2 teaspoons of extracts and 4 eggs. Beat for 3 minutes at medium speed. Pour batter into prepared pan.

To make Butter Sauce: Combine all ingredients for the sauce in a saucepan, and cook over medium heat, until fully melted and combined. DONT BOIL

Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Poke a bunch of holes in the still warm cake. Slowly pour 1/2 of the sauce over cake. Let cake cool before removing from pan. Carefully take a knife and run it around the edge of the cake in the pan to help loosen it, invert the cake onto a wire rack. Poke more hole onto the top of the cake(lots of holes, and make sure they are big enough so the glaze will soak through). Now pour the remaining 1/2 of the glaze over the top of the cake. And your done.

Betcha cant wait for the cake to cool before you slice into it!

TEA TIME!

Off to Tea
My friend Bobbi asked me yesterday..Do you want to take the girls for tea? Why not..tea is fun!
I love going to the Tea Rooms around town. When I asked my daughter if she wanted to go..my son also begged to go. Hmmm? Why not I thought. Bobbi had a good experience with The Hyde Park Tea Cottage.
Its a very cute old little Bungalow Style house that was very popular in Old Tampa. We were greeted with the hostess opening the door for us. And showed us to our room.
The Whimsical Room is where we were sat. It was very quaint and geared towards the little ones. They were served “tea” (Hawaiian Punch) in real china. They just ate it up. My little one was feeling a bit off today so she wasn’t really into it..maybe its just her age. My son on the other hand thought it was great! On their 3 tiered serving tray was an assortment of the cutest little foods. The owner had made up little Strawberries in the shape of a mouse, they were just darling. Of course my kids didn’t eat anything. Come one it wasn’t hot dogs or french fries!
All of the “adult food” was delish! We were served the most wonderful potato soup! And the egg salad sandwich on the croissant was yummo.
The owner came in often to check on us. And she even tried to get the kiddos to act like proper ladies and gentlemen…HA! As I almost spit my drink out of my mouth! I probably should have sent my kids to etiquette school before going to tea!!!!!!!!!!!!
We had a wonderful time at tea and it has inspired me to make some sort of scones. So be on the look out for those!