Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy, the Baker, that is. Yes, this is a recipe from the Joy the Baker Cookbook.
Now, here’s the thing: I’m not from Texas, but I am very familiar with Texas Sheet Cake, and I assumed that everybody was. I’ve come to discover that I was wrong, which I hate, of course. So now I’m taking a poll. Did you grow up with this beauty?
Okay. You’re right. It is totally not pretty. I’d like to blame Joy, love her as I do. But I guess I have to claim user error on this one. This happens to be one of the few recipes of my mom’s that I have written down, and her directions are spot on with Joy’s. I found it odd that you frost the cake immediately. I think I went wrong in two places: it should have cooked a little longer and my frosting should have been a little more thin.
Eh, live and learn. It was still light and fluffy and perfectly fudgy and chocolatey = perfect. Joy mixes pecans into her frosting, which I obediently followed. But my mom used to just sprinkle the top with walnuts. I think you can’t go wrong.
In other news: I feel a little guilty about my lack of posting. I’m trying to figure out where my motivation has disappeared to. I certainly can’t blame work, I’ve had a pretty easy couple of weeks. My friend Kayla was in town this weekend and we took her out to dinner, and then coffee at Cafe Intermezzo. Sidenote: new favorite drink is Cafe Bach with a shot of butterscotch schnapps on the side. That’s hardly a weeklong excuse, though.
I think what it boils down to is that General Hospital is just too good lately. Last year when I started this adventure it was because Jake was deployed, so I had some time on my hands. I needed something to do while I watch the soaps. Well, now I’m down to one soap. Insert boycott of The Chew for forever. And GH happens to be great lately: old characters coming back from the dead and the crossover with One Life to Live stars. What more can you ask?If they really do bring back the nurses’ ball I will be in heaven. I even have Jake hooked.
I’ve still been cooking away, so stay tuned; I have a few good ones in store for you.
Eat Well and Savor.