And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,
to them who are the called according to his purpose. . Romans 8:28


For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:
and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air:
and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17 / KJV
Jesus is our soon coming King
James 5:8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh."

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Did I Hear Someone Say Cake??

This cake was SOOOO simple it is crazy!!! The kids have not been able to enjoy a cake in a long time since we found out how severe their egg allergies are. I thought it was just to raw eggs until we had Hannah tested. My mom told me about this as well as several other things she found about making egg free foods. It was such a stressful time, i forgot all about it until my sweet, new bella loving friend told me about it. I called mama so excited. She was like "I already told you that!" lol. Oops. Well, either way, i was so eager and excited to try it. I gave my first go on Tommy's birthday cake. The next one i make will be for Baby Jesus. He LOVED my chocolate peppermint cake I made last year. Mind you, last years cake took a lot more to make. I added a lot to the mix inc sour cream, pudding, cocoa, chocolate chips.... you can make this a lot more complicated it you want to. :o). I was a little short on time and was not going to put a lot into it in case it did not work. The secret to this egg free cake? SPRITE! Yes, all it was was a box of dark chocolate cake mix and a 12 oz can of sprite. I stirred in a little cocoa powder to give it more of a chocolate taste, then I added the sprite. Beat it until it was all combined (on a low / med low setting). it was very thick! I had to scoop it out and spread it into the pans. It also took 5 ~ 10 minutes less to bake, so if you try it, keep that in mind. Also, grease your pans a little more than usual. With no oil in it, even in the nonstick cake pans, mine stuck :/. I hid it well though :).

the peppermint icing was very simple as well. It came from the Cake Dr cookbook. Anyone love that book as much as I do? The recipe is as follows:

1 stick room temp butter, 1/2 cup finely crushed peppermint sticks, 3 cups powdered sugar, 2~3 Tablespoons milk, 1 ~ 2 tablespoons peppermint schnapps or 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract. (I used oil). If you choose to make this with the extract or peppermint oil, you will need anywhere from 1 ~ 3 more tablespoons of milk. You will know how much to add as you mix it.

Cream the butter, stop the mixer, add all other ingredients and combine well. Increase speed and blend a minute more until light and fluffy.

The ganache on top of the cake .. again super simple. I used a 60% cocoa bag of chips. It was pretty bitter. Almost too bitter for me and i love dark chocolate. A good semi sweet would work best I think.
3/4 heavy cream, 8 oz chocolate (chopped or chips).
Place chocolate in a med. mixing bowl. Bring cream to a boil over med heat, stirring. Pour cream over chocolate, stir until melted. The mixture will go from ick to a glossy pretty chocolate ganache right before your very eyes :o). YUMM!!!! Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes and spread over cooled cake. (spread until it drips over edge repeat until all ganache is used. ) If you want it thicker more like an iciing, let stand for up to 4 hours or chill until it is spreadable then spread on cake.

My tips:

kids make awesome candy cane crushers!!!

let the kids have the beaters, but save the spoon for yourself ;o).

the end result may look messy .. but so gooey and good you wont care what it looks like ... just who gets the last piece!

Hope you like it. If you try it please let me know. :o)


  1. looks nice and ooooey and goooey! (My favorite)! I always say the messier it looks the better it tastes! :) I am a terrible cook and baker so my bakings are never picture perfect! Your's looks delishious!
    Hugs~ Kim

  2. Messy and gooey...just the way I like it:o) Yummmmmm AND it has chocolate too....Double YUMMMMMM!!! I just may have to give this wonderful recipe a try very soon. I am glad the kids could finally have their cake and eat it too:o)


  3. OOO this cake looks sooo yummy!! I think I will have to give this a go!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  4. yum! we have the same coffee pot! We are long lost sisters!! :)

  5. Oh girl. This looks so yummy! And yes, I've done the soda cake mix thing. I used cherry coke zero and it gave it a hit of a cherry flavor. Next time I'm going to try a white cake mix with an orange soda... Corbin's favorite.

    And I think I drooled a little on my keyboard looking at your pictures. Thanks a lot for that. LOL!

  6. Ooooh - I want some! I am so glad you were able to make something the kids could enjoy - finally!


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Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs3: 5,6

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