Here’s some solid gold classic stuff for you. Me, about 5 years old, baking with my AWESOME Grandma Betty. =) Yes, that Betty. =) We were actually making a wonderful chocolate dessert for my Mom’s birthday, called Krazy Kake. By this age, I had been well indoctrinated in such Important Rules of the Kitchen as sifting and wasn’t too bad at the execution of it, with constant Grandma supervision of course. I spent a lot of time in this kitchen and I loved every minute of it. That’s my Dad standing in the doorway. Grandma says that’s one of her favorite pictures of us. =) See CANDID ALWAYS WINS. And of course the credit for these photos clearly goes to my Grandpa. (The real photos are actually way better – I took pics of them because I didn’t have a scanner handy)
The best thing about this cake story was that Grandma says that I insisted that we had to make blue icing for the cake. And we did. She even wrote it in the family cookbook. =)
And because everyone loves recipes, I shall share the Krazy Kake recipe with you – but you are welcome to make any color of icing that you so desire. This is a great recipe to make with your kids! Share the fun!
Don’t ya just love that hair. 😉 And I love the old 7up bottle on the counter. I miss glass bottled pop.
Recipe for Krazy Kake!!!
(courtesy of Betty)
Sift together the following:
1 1/2 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. soda (baking)
3 T cocoa
1/2 tsp. salt
Put in 9 inch square baking pan. Make 3 holes and put one of the following in each hole:
1 T vinegar
1 tsp. vanilla
5 T salad oil
Add 1 cup water over all and stir. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Can be doubled for a 9×13 pan.
Enjoy and it’s good with or without icing!