My blog-friend - Kniter Bunny - occasionally shares her baking prowess on her blog. Before Christmas it was cinnamon rolls, the other day, it was her own recipe for oatmeal cookies. Now I love my Knitter Bunny , she's an awesome lace knitter, baker and all-round terrific person, but I could not be out done in the baking department. My baking-foo has been strong, lately, whipping up scones, and biscuits that could make you weep, but I decided to reach into the old, family recipes for this one. I give you.......COLA CAKE!
I've had this recipe for a long time, and honestly, I've ignored it. It was one of the recipes I got from my mother-in-law when I joined the family, lo, some 27 years ago. I ignored it, mostly because my MIL has a reputation for having a great recipe, taking it one step too far, and basically futzing the whole thing up.
But I have had two people mention how awesome Cola Cake was in the space of just a couple days. The recipe has been calling to me, and I had to heed the call. This cake is AWESOME, sweet, chocolatey, and fluffy. It has melted marshmallows in the batter! Come on! MARSHMALLOWS!
On another front, I give you the arrival of SPRING!
This is a little lilac bush I planted in our front yard three or so years ago. It was such a little baby when I planted it, that I knew that it would be a couple of years before I would ever get to enjoy any blossoms. Well, it looks like THIS will be the year. Those are little lilac buds! I am SO excited! Lilacs are of of my favorite flowers. We always had lilac bushes in our yard when I was a kid, and have been missing having my own lilacs for a long time. More pics when the blooms are out.