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