Sunday, February 8, 2009

Today is Birthday Day

It's been a weekend full of fun.. because Today my baby boy, The Kid is officially 13!! For the past few weeks I've been reeling.. OMG, a Teenager.. really, a teenager, my baby boy.. wow. I remember being 13.. the teenage years aren't that far behind me, after all.. but wow.
Yesterday it was the annual birthday party at Dave & Busters, which I refer to as a Chuck E Cheese's for Adults, it's so much fun, we have dinner followed by not birthday cake, but Birthday Fondue (as per The Kid's request since we started going there), play games (and rack up lots of tickets that The Kid is saving up for something "really good") and leave way later than we planned.

Today it was go to the movies, have ice cream and then birthday cake tonight after a home made birthday dinner.

The cake was a Coca Cola Cake

2 c. sugar
2 c. flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c. buttermilk
1 tsp. baking soda
3 Tbs. cocoa
1 Tbs. Vanilla
2 eggs

1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. shortening
1 c. Coca Cola
2 c. mini Marshmallows

1/2 c. butter
3 Tbs. cocoa
6 Tbs. Coca Cola
1 16oz box Powdered sugar
1 c. chopped walnuts

  1. Mix first 8 ingredients, then heat next 3 and add gradually into first mixture
  2. Grease 13x9 inch pan and cover bottom with mini marshmallows
  3. pour batter over marshmallows and bake in preheated 350° oven for 35 - 45 minutes
  1. Heat butter, cocoa, Coca Cola & Vanilla
  2. pour over sugar and mix well
  3. add nuts
  4. pour frosting over warm cake
Cool before serving.

Now, since we were having this cake with ice cream as per The Kid's request I didn't make the icing.. it was just too much butter & sugar for one day, lol.