Last weekend was a very domestic weekend for yours truly. No crafts, just baking and canning.
I made this chocolate cake, with the help of my sometimes ok half (kidding, I love you Paul), from a recipe I think I found on smitten kitchen but now I can't find the link...
1/2 cup soft butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup buttermilk (I substituted regular milk with a tsp of lemon juice)
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Bake in bread pan for 60-70 minutes, sprinkle icing sugar over and serve with raspberries or strawberries.
Being typical Marya, I decided that baking one thing at a time wasn't good enough, so I threw in canning tomato sauce, frying onions for this curry potato salad (made with dairy) while supervising Paul as he mixed the dry and wet ingredients. Yes, at one point I was literally beating the cake while stirring frying onions.
Of course, what I failed to mention to Paul as he was mixing items for me was the that the butter, sugar and eggs go together first... so instead we added it all at once and hoped for the best (oops). Overall it was pretty good. Though a bit dry (from error or recipe remains undetermined...) but for safety's sake, I recommend making the cake with a sauce of some sort (or serving with ice cream).