I baked another cake…from scratch.
Usually at Christmas my mother would bake a chocolate cake, the banana pudding and a pineapple upside down cake. None of which happened this past Christmas. I baked the chocolate cake and the banana pudding but simply didn’t have time for this pineapple. But my mother knows how much my son likes this cake and she wanted him to have one. She provided most of the ingredients and I do still have her mixer.
She gave me everything she had for the cake yesterday and I told her I would bake it today.
I had to go up to the church today and help change the sign. Once I got back, I began to look at what I needed to do. I had meant to put the eggs out to get to room temperature but I forgot. I set the eggs out and went to finish the laundry I had started earlier. I then went to finish getting everything together. Sugar, flour, eggs, vanilla item by item I got everything ready and measured. I needed 1/4 cup of milk. I grabbed the gallon jug out of my fridge and looked at the date, December 29th..I wasn’t using that. I walked down to mom’s and asked for the milk. Dad asked if I was going to get that cake baked this year. Not at this rate pop, not at this rate.
I get back in the house and begin. Carefully following the directions mom had written in her book. In pencil, lightly. Reading it was a challenge but I managed. Step by careful step. I finally had everything done and poured the batter into the funnel pan. I was surprised to see the directions had said to put the cake in a cold oven but that is what I did. Setting the timer I walked away to wait.
I had just removed the cake from the oven when my son came in from work. Curious he walked over to see what I was doing. That aroma may have played a large part in the draw as well because it smelled do good. The directions had said to let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes so I moved over to make the glaze.
Even though I waited, I may have tried to glaze the cake before it completely cooled. I did wait a while before cutting the cake and tasting that first slice. It was really good. I was so happy. My son gave me some backwards complement but I think he likes it.
I’ve worn my contacts all day and it seems that wearing the contacts kept the floaters still. When I moved to take them out, the contact in my right eye, the one with issues, was difficult to get out. The left came out easily. I wonder if my eye may be swollen and not obvious? Either way, I’ll find out what is going on tomorrow and I hope that its a minor issue. I really dread going out so early in the morning but at least I’ll be getting it over with. I hope he can tell quickly what’s going on and the remedy easy and quick.
We’ll find out in the morning. Maybe the cake turning out so well is a good sign..