yet another blog entry nearly entirely devoted to my true love: cake

Went on a date with the Pastor last night. Went to the Powder Puff football game (girls play, boys cheer) and then out for dessert.

Of course I got the chocolate cake. A "slice" was as big as my head. Notice I didn't say as big as my bottom. Of course when the chocolate cake came, that wasn't good enough. I wanted to try a bite of the Pastor's apple-crusty-caramel-whipped cream thingy. I nearly needed to be restrained as I realized I was about to dig into his dessert and he hadn't even gotten to eat the first bite. I think he said something like "eat your own dessert!" Of course I couldn't finish the chocolate cake and I brought the rest home. You must admit though, when a piece of cake is $8, you should probably try to get more than one serving out of it. Of course, the Pastor forgot his camera (again - not sure why he's no longer capturing our every moment in film) so you will just have to take my word on how giant this cake was and how pretty I looked, you know - before I gained all the weight from eating cake.

Of course I am eating the cake as I blog. It's even better the next day, cold. Of course the cake has been haunting me all day. It's gone something like this:

Me, making coffee. Thinking I sure would like to eat cake for breakfast. It's not different from a muffin, is it? Or a chocolate CAKE donut?

Then we went to church. I would tell you I wasn't paying attention to what the Pastor was saying because I was thinking about the cake, but that's not it. I was really trying to restrain and entertain the church toddler, so that everyone else in the building could hear the Pastor talk. But had I not been in charge of the entire nursery (one toddler) I probably would have thought about cake instead of listening to the Pastor.

I do know he preached on Genesis 1.

Now, if I only knew what that's about.


Pinkstripe said...

It's about how Eve told Adam to go ahead and eat the cake.

Lala said...

Hi Robyn!!! The CAKE was calling you like the PRINGLES called me... and I gave in... the whole DAMN tube... at least YOU saved yourself a second helping!!! Did you entertain the toddler with playing bakery??? "You make the CHOCOLATE CAKE and Miss Robyn will be the taster"... :o)

Lala :o)
OH... and doesn't the pastor have a CAMERA on his PHONE???

robena said...

Hi Robyn!

Genesis 1 goes like this, "In the beginning God made the heavens and the chocolate cake."

I, too, LOVE chocolate cake. Here is a recipe for one of the best ones I've ever baked -- my daughter always tells me how scrumptious this one is...


2 c. flour
1 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
4 tbsp. cocoa
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. water
1 c. mayonnaise
1 tbsp. vanilla

Sift dry ingredients into a large bowl. Add the water and beat 1 minute. Add the mayonnaise and beat 1 minute. Add the vanilla and beat 1 minute.
Pour into a greased and floured pan, 13 x 9 inch square for a very high cake. Sprinkle with chopped nuts and chocolate bits for a dandy frosting. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

Have you ever seen this recipe before? It comes in handy as an antidote for PMS symptoms. :-)


robena :-)

Guilty Secret said...

I loved this post. It was like reading my own mind!

Powder Puff football sounds like fun.

Cake tastes best first thing in the morning. Rules are made to be broken.

And Pinkstripe's comment above? Genius!

Hope you're enjoying England :)

LB said...

Hi! I made cookies out of cake mix and they were goooood!

I miss yooooou!