Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mixing Bowl Monday

Yep... I'm hopping on the trendy blogger bandwagon! I've seen all kinds of ideas for different themes for different days of the week, but me? I'm choosing what I have a passion for... BAKING.

I love to bake. It's a character trait I proudly inherited from my dear grandmother. She's the best baker I've ever known, and I strive to carry on this "legacy" of hers. I bake for therapy sometimes, and sometimes I bake because it's just a "baking day". It's easy for me to spend time with Jesus in the kitchen. I listen to music while I talk to HIm about whatever is on my mind and heart. After my creation is completed, I find total fulfillment in sharing it with others I love and share life with... whether it be my family, a friend or the neighbors.

So... Mondays will become my "Mixing Bowl Days" (although, yes... I DO know that it's Tuesday today... I'm getting a rough start to this new idea). I will share recipes and/or kitchen ideas. It may not always be something technically mixed in the bowl, but it WILL always be something created in the kitchen. :0)

~ Tami Faye Baker's Bundt Cake ~

1 All Butter Golden cake mix
1 small box instant vanilla pudding
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
3 eggs
1 cup chocolate chips
8 oz. sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat all the ingredients (save the chocolate) until smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips. Bake in greases bundt pan for 50-55 minutes. Cool in pan for about 20 minutes before removing carefully. Once completely cooled, dust with powdered sugar. You can even use a piece of paper with decorative cut-outs to make a pretty pattern with the sugar.

I've received soooo many compliments on this cake, and it's one of the easiest recipes I know! As a matter of fact, my good friend, Gina gave the cake this name. My actual name is NOT Tami Faye Baker... but she has given me this prestigious nickname based on this cake alone!

Enjoy with a cup of coffee, your kiddos and/or a good friend. ~

1 comment:

The Holbrook Family said...

Ha! Fabulous! You are so darn cute girlfriend. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog. It's nice to know there is at least one other out there hearing my thoughts. (I think you are my only reader quite honestly :0) I love you!
Happy Mother's Day!