Oh my dear darlings, let me introduce you to Marshmallow Creme Frosting. It is life changing. Light, fluffy, not to sweet, just sweet enough, firm enough to hold its shape, and eye-rolling delicious.
I went into my kitchen and stared at Edna, my beloved oven, willing her to inspire me to bake Sir Streusel a ‘sweet’. For whatever reason, I have had Snickerdoodle cookies on my brain. I guess because Christmas is starting to appear in the stores and Snickerdoodles are a staple in our home during the holidays. So I starting pulling together ingredients to make a small sheet pan cake with a frosting similar to the Snickerdoodle. This was the day the “Doodle” cake was born! Not quite Snickerdoodle but 100% Doodle!
Let’s just stop right here and absorb the fact that this little cake is DELICIOUS!
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So, this happened Tuesday.
Sir Streusel had his widdle knee repaired. The day before, he threw his back out, like, really threw his back out. If it was graded he would get an A+. The major drugs he was on when we left the hospital made him forget all about his back pain.
We got home and then this happened.
Baby Stella whined until I picked her up so she could lay in Daddy’s lap. She knew he didn’t feel well and cried until she got to him. She is such a sweet little girl. She only weighs 4 lbs. so I knew she wouldn’t cause him any pain. Plus, he was on happy pills. I mean the “Happy Happy Pills”!
The first morning after surgery was a bit of a challenge. Lot of swelling, lot of pain and the major drugs had worn off so he could feel his back pain. Poor guy. I crushed happy pills into his breakfast….#iaintnofool
Now we go through PT and he will be better than new.
I am a member of the best Sunday School Class ever!!! We are called “The FOLD”, Following Our Lord Daily. These people are my family. They are the first to show up and the last to leave when there is a need in our class. But please be assured, these friends of mine LOVE to have a good time! Our teacher retired and we honored him at our Valentine Party. Edna and I gifted a dessert table. The class seemed to enjoy it, but then again, they are very easy to please!!
As I have mentioned before, I am a born and bred Mississippi gal. We Mississippians like to call home the ‘Sip’. My sweet Mama and Daddy always have and always will live in the ‘Sip. My punks LOVE their Memaw and Papa Gene. When they were little, they were completely in love with them. Going to “Sippissippi” (as my small punks called it) was better than Disney World. My daddy was like Daniel Boone to my boys. He would take them hunting, fishing, teach them how to work with tools in the workshop, and search for arrow heads in the woods. To this day, when the punks come home, we make the two and a half hour drive to Mama and Daddy’s house. They wouldn’t think about going home without seeing them.
Every third Tuesday of the month, the ladies in my Sunday School class, The FOLD, meet for Ladies Night Out. We meet at a restaurant or someone’s home and enjoy fellowship and food. We always have food. It doesn’t matter where we are, what we are doing, we always make sure food will be there. I mean, we will forget to tell our husbands where we are going, but we will make dang sure we remember the restaurant where we are eating or what our food assignment is to bring to someone’s home. It is all…about…the…food. Each month, we celebrate the ladies who have birthday’s in the particular month we are meeting. Edna and I bring the dessert to celebrate the birthday girls! We bake cupcakes, cookies, cobbler, layer cake, sheet cake, or whatever jumps into my little brain to bake for the ladies. They are an easy group to please. Whatever I place in front of them, they will eat, as long as butter, sugar, and chocolate are involved. My motto is, “If I feed them chocolate, they will come.” This past month I baked a Chocolate filled Cake. It bakes in a 13 x 9 pan so it is transports easily. It is a chocolate cake, poked and filled with more chocolate, frosted with a whipped chocolate, and because of all the wonderful chocolate, I topped it with mini chips. I felt that if I used regular size chips it might make the cake too decadent. So I went with the mini chips. I’m smart like that sometimes. I think the situation through. I am glad we took the time to discuss this chip situation. Believe it or not, the cake actually doesn’t taste that rich. It was the perfect amount of decadence to indulge in after a night of food, fellowship and fun!
Does your Thanksgiving dessert table need spicing up this year? Well this is the little cake that will do the job. This is a chocolate, pecan, spice loaf cake with cream cheese icing. Yes, you read that right. For such a little cake, it packs all things good and wonderful about the Thanksgiving season. This cake comes together really fast as it uses a cake mix for its base. I am one of those people who tends to go overboard on desserts when we get together, which is rare, so it is a treat when there is a cake that comes together quickly. You can adjust the pumpkin pie spice and nutmeg to your taste preferences. You may be feeling like spicy Sally, or just feeling a tad spicy. Me, I am pretty spicy…ask Sir Streusel. Now let’s discuss Cream Cheese Frosting. I don’t need to put this frosting on anything. Just hand me a spoon, then back away. Some of the frosting may actually find its way to the cake! So, to sum up this cake, start with a cake mix. Add chocolate, spices and top it with yummy cream cheese frosting and you have yourself a delicious little spice cake to be thankful for!
The third Tuesday of every month, the ladies in our Sunday School Class, The FOLD, meet at a restaurant for Ladies Night Out. Edna provides a baked treat or goodies to share with the ladies. The Ladies of the FOLD love, and I mean LOVE, Edna. Recently, I saw this giant Donut Cake Pan and knew I had to have it. I have no regrets for the purchase. It makes the cutest Donut Cake that is perfect for Birthday parties, Ladies Night Out, or breakfast fellowships. I really can’t think of any occasion this cake would not be perfect for. It is so easy. I used a Strawberry jam filling that was delicious with the glaze icing. It received a lot of ‘oohs and aahhhs’ from the ladies when I lifted the cake pan. But then again, these ladies always ooh and aah!!