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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Work For Me Wednesday, My Contest and Chocolate Buttermallow Cake

I came up with this a while back and I thought I'd share it. It's my One More Thing rule I made up! Before I leave a room I try to do One More Thing, put something away, clean something. It is making a big difference, and sometimes it leads to several more things. I kind of think of it as a game! Give it a try! Now head on over to We Are That Family and see what everyone else is up to for Work For Me Wednesday!

Don't forget to enter my contest! It ends at 3pm today!

My First Giveaway! I'm so excited! Jesse from Jesse Janes Etsy store is offering a really cute Scrabble Tile Pendant to the lucky winner in my giveaway! This little pendant is adorable! Don't ya just want it? Jesse has lots of cute pendants and key chains in her shop. So if you can't wait and want to purchase some, Jesse even has a great special going, 5 Scrabble Tile Pendants plus 5 Ball Chains for $32. These would be perfect for party gifts or favors, or Christmas presents. Remember, Christmas is coming up fast. So if you don't win you can get a still get a really good deal.

Here's the rules- don't forget to leave an email address or a way for me to contact you!

1. Visit Jesse Janes Etsy Store and leave me a comment telling me what your favorite item is -You get 1 entry

2. Become a follower of my blog, let me know in one comment - You get 5 entries

3. Make Jesse Janes Etsy Store a favorite, let me know in a comment -You get 1 entry

4. Blog about my giveaway, let me know in one comment and leave me the link to your blog - You get 5 entries

This contest will end Wednesday, November 4 at 3pm.

This is my favorite chocolate cake recipe, it always turns out well. I thought it would be fun to have a butterscotch layer and the marshmallow frosting is just like 7 minute frosting, but is super easy to make. Just make sure your mixer has no trace of oil in it. I thought this ended up being a good combination!

Chocolate Buttermallow Cake


1 3/4 cup flour (If you live at a lower altitude use 1 1/2 cups)
1/4 cup whole wheat flour, you can use all white flour if you want
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups buttermilk, I soured skim milk with 1 tablespoon vinegar
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs, If you want to make it lower fat use 4 egg whites
6 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 inch pan with Pam.

In a mixer measure all the dry ingredients. Cover bowl with a towel and mix. Add the other ingredients and beat on high for 3 minutes.

Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes. Make the filling while the cake is cooling and spread on cooled cake.


1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch, I know it sounds like a lot, but you want this part thick
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter

In a saucepan whisk the dry ingredients. Add the milk and mix well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat and mix in butter. Let cool and spread on cooled cake.

Marshmallow Frosting

2 egg whites
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
dash of salt
1/2 cup boiling warer
2 teaspoons vanilla

In a mixer put the egg whites, sugar, salt and cream of tartar, add the boiling water and beat on high for 3-5 minutes until stiff peaks form. Beat in vanilla and spread over filling.

There's a contest over at Seedlings!


April said...

This cake looks wonderful!!!

April said...

I am now following your blog! I love it, btw!!

April said...

I just came back from Jesse Jane, I don't think that I can pick just one!! I love all of them! LOL!

Anonymous said...

I love the "one more thing" idea. I can see that it could definitely help. I know when I have a project that I absolutely HATE, then I will clean maybe one of the items from that room or drawer or closet (whatever it is) per day. Lately, however, I've been cleaning nothing. So it's time to get myself off the computer and in gear to get something done today. Have a wonderful day and your cake looks incredible!

Jenna said...

Although Jesse Janes has SOOOO many adorable things, I have to say the Tree Art in Aqua has to be a front runner for me!

Jenna said...

I'm already a follower- hope that counts!!! :)

Jenna said...

I've blogged about your adorable giveaway HERE:

Annikke said...

I just became a follower of your blog! too cute! I'll definitely be checking in often!

Annikke said...

I added Jesse Janes to my list of favorites in etsy! WOW. She has some really super cute things, and wonderfully priced too!

Annikke said...

I like so many of her things, but I really like Winter Snowman pendant! He is so cute!