I'll Have My Cake (and eat it too!)

I've never understood that phrase.... of course you'll eat the cake if you have it. Isn't that what it's for????

So my birthday is this week and Oby's mom decided to have the fam over for dinner to celebrate! How nice! Chloe was just excited to see Papa. She's obsessed....

I was just excited for the cake. I requested Nana's lemon cake. It's SO easy and it's my FAVORITE! Here's the recipe....

1 Pkg. yellow or lemon cake mix (Nana likes it best w/ lemon)
1 Pkg. instant lemon pie pudding mix
4 eggs
1 Cup water
1/4 Cup vegetable oil

In a large mixing bowl mix all ingredients and beat on medium speed for 4 minutes. Then beat on high for another minute.
Pour mixture into a greased and floured 9 x13" cake pan.
Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
When baked take the cake out of the oven let it sit 2 or 3 minutes. Prick the cake all the way through with a fork. Be careful because the cake will tear and big crumbs will come back up with the fork if you are not. Prick the whole cake. Then pour the glaze over it.

Glaze Recipe:
Juice of 2 lemons
2 Cups powdered sugar
Mix well. It will be lumpy at first just keep mixing. Let the cake sit 5 to 7 minutes. Make another batch of glaze or double it in the first place. Then glaze the cake again. You don't need to glaze it twice but Nana has to have everything a little over the top and OH MY it is GOOD!!

Chloe wanted to have the crayons and eat them too. Seriously, she played with this container of crayons for at least an hour, just picking them up and dropping them, then doing it again. Who'd've thought???....


The Pachuilo Family said...

How fun, we have so many Birthday's in April it's crazy. I feel really bad, but what day is your Birthday? That way I can wish you a Happy Birthday on your actual day.

Mel said...

Happy Birthday tomorrow!! Sounds like you had a great time, and the cake sounds fabulous!

Kristina said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like a lot of fun and a great cake - can't beat that type of birthday!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday! We are doing a lot of celebrating this month, too. My little girl turned 6 at the beginning of the month.(fairy party) My wonderful husband has a birthday on Friday and my other daughter will turn 8 at the end of the month.(monster mash party) I'll be having a lot of cake and eating it too! Chloe can have my crayons. He, He!

Jen from Creative and Curious Kids!

Becky said...

SO CUTE!!! :) That cake sounds really good too - lemon is one of my favorites...second to chocolate. xoxo

Shelly said...

Happy birthday tomorrow!!! I love you!!!!!

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Hey Tara,

Happy Birthday! That cake sounds delicious, I'd love to try some!

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