This one takes the cake…

A couple weeks ago, my friend Heather at Like A Cup of Tea linked a recipe to me. My immediate thoughts were:

1. WOW!

2. She obviously has it out for my waist line.

3. Must make…now.

Unfortunately I was missing a few key pieces of equipment. Such as 3- 8″ cake pans. I have two but in order to get a third I’d have to buy a whole set of bakeware. I don’t like baking with two different brands, because different brands bake differently (in my experience). So I ordered 3 new cake pans. Next, a turntable cake stand. I don’t know why I didn’t have one, but…I do now. Third, a Palette knife. I collected those three things and this past Sunday night, I got to work.

Campfire Delight - 6-Layer Rich Chocolate Malted & Marshmallow Cake

I made the cake on Sunday. I baked it, baked it and baked it and it was still liquid (and the oven was the right temp.) I thought it was a complete fail so I turned the oven off and left the pans in there so that I wouldn’t have to deal with the mess at that minute and took the girls to the playground. I got back, made dinner and started cleaning the kitchen. I took the cakes out of the oven and, I kid you not, they were perfectly baked. I’m not crazy. I swear they were still runny when I turned the oven off. Win for me! After that, this cake was soooo easy.

 

Mmmmm….

Seriously…rich and delicious. Grab a glass of milk for this one.

 

Everyone needs to try this cake. It’s amazing. Even the marshmallow frosting knocked my socks off. It actually taste like campfire roasted marshmallows. Definitely a great summer cake.

Now, on a very serious note.

I think awareness is important. It’s Military Appreciation Month and Mental Health Awareness month, which means it’s a great month to thank and appreciate our hard working service members, but it’s also a month to bring awareness to the public about service member issues. To remember, thanking our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines is just part of it, we also need to work on new legislation to help, protect and honor them.

Did you know it’s only May and the military is already noticing a very high number of suicides for this year? That is only among active duty service members, guard and reserve numbers are also climbing. It breaks my heart. These men and women selflessly sacrifice time with their families and friends to serve their country and sometimes come home in need of emotional help. We need to open our ears and our hearts and listen to them. We need to recognize the alarming trend and do something, as a country, to fix it.

To the spouses having a hard time here on the homefront, remember, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Regardless of branch and rank we’re in this together. We’re here for you, so don’t ever feel like you’re alone.

This is the PSA from Blue Star Familes:

 

My Song for song link up Thursday is One Republic “Good Life”, because this can really be a good life, sometimes we just have to work through the rough patches to get there.

 

9 thoughts on “This one takes the cake…

  1. Ashley D

    That cake looks delicious! You made me hungry for cake just looking at it. I have not heard the One Republic song yet, but I do kind of like it. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Nicole Marie

    1. YOU now have it out for MY waist line. Oh my goodness, I want that cake!!! I would ruin it for sure though. Lol.

    2. I have not seen that PSA yet. Thank you for sharing. :)

    3. LOVE LOVE LOVE this song!

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  3. Goodnight Moon

    Seriously….that cake looks amazing, so I can only imagine how it tasted! You have some mad baking skills, and don’t try to down play them either! How many layers is it? I’m a horrible baker! I just baked some bread this morning for the first time in my new oven…and I’m bummed that the edges are alittle “toastie” lets say. *Fail!

    Thank you for showing that commerical! It rocks doesn’t it! I’m glad that people are showing such great support for the military!

    And great song link up this week! Thanks so much for coming by and linking up!!!!! You rock!

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  4. Heather @ Like A Cup Of Tea

    Mwahahahaha. What can I say, we share a love of all things toasted marshmallow. I should let you know that the following equation has happened at our house. Cait’s Mentions of Homemade Pasta = Heather trying homemade pasta = Andy non-stop asking for said homemade pasta. At this point I make it by hand too. I’m hoping those pasta rollers get bought off our wedding registry haha!

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    1. Cait Post author

      I couldn’t survive without homemade pasta. I just couldn’t. I hope you get the rollers, it makes everything very streamlined and easy. I think hubby, by himself, can make homemade pasta start to finish in about 25 minutes or less. He’s learned well. It’s totally worth it.

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  5. Christine

    SO im new to your blog and Im playing catch up. I seriously just got all teary eyed. Not only becuase that cake makes my mouth water but eating it would kill my weightloss project (BOO)…BUT because of the Military Appereication you added in there along with mental health awareness.
    I just had my Fiance leave for a deployment ( I am also in the military so Im accustomed to it) with about 6 others from his Shop. Im friends with a few of the wifes/girlfriends and its been tough dealing with the deployment myself..and I know whats going on. I cant begin to try to feel what they are feeling. Trying to get used to the “military way” . But knowing that we are there for eachother is whats going to get us through this deployment (starting with weekly wine nights ). Thanks for this post.

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