Cooking Light giveaway – Day 3

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Day 3 of Cooking Light Magazine Giveaway!

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This last Sunday I decided to make a cake. We didn’t have any sweets to speak of in the house and that is the time when Grumpy would be looking for some. I had seen a Cooking Light recipe for Old-Fashioned Caramel Layer Cake in the Cooking Light Holiday cookbook. I grabbed the recipe and went for it! If you want to make this cake, you can grab the recipe by clicking HERE.

I must have been in lala land when I was reading the recipe because I messed up and put 1/4 cup too much milk in the batter. Fortunately I realized it and I added an extra 1/4 cup flour to compensate. Even with the mistake the cake was awesome. Christopher was here for dinner that night and he and Grumpy both were commenting on how flavorful the cake was. Grumpy even commented that the cake itself was so good he could eat it without the frosting!

Last night Grumpy gave in and couldn’t resist (he was trying to not eat any cake) and took another piece. As I type, there is one more piece in the cake dish. I’m betting before the night is over, Grumpy will have eaten it! update: Since I wrote this Grumpy DID eat the last piece of cake. He then proceeded to tell me he was glad it was all gone. He said all he could think about was the cake sitting on the table. He then asked me if I knew what he had for breakfast. I replied Cake? He said “yup.” Then he asked me “do you know what I had for lunch?” LOL. I said Cake? His response again was” yup” and then he told me “and now I’m going to have the last piece and it will be gone!” It is very rare when Grumpy can’t stop eating cake – so I’m saying that this is probably the best cake I have ever made!

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Make sure to check out Patsy’s blog at Family, Friends and Food tomorrow for Day 4 of our giveaway!


  1. says

    This cake is stunning! I can just look at the photo and see how moist and tender it is. That's my kind of cake! And is it really light? Wow! I have posted on my blog my absolute favorite cake and frosting and that is what I can't not eat! (chestnut cake with chocolate buttercream frosting)

  2. says

    My holiday weakness would have to be Puppy Chow. I know it's not gourmet, but I could eat bowls and bowls of it.

  3. says

    Bill Cosby would be proud of you…cake for breakfast! My new holiday treat that I can't stop eating is cinnamon candied almonds. Dangerous stuff…especially when you figure out how to make them…

  4. says

    Oh my! I think I may eat the whole cake too! A holiday treat I can not live without? Well, I only eat it at the holidays… Baked Brie with a spicy cranberry relish or slices of apple. YUM!

  5. says

    Yum, I'm ALL over this one! It looks terrific and I'm sure tastes even better. Seriously that's my kinda cake, the breakfast, lunch and dinner!

  6. says

    Ok you have me convinced that this must be a great cake if Grumpy is eating 3 times in one day. I can't live without my Ma's chocolate fudge, must have it every year!

  7. says

    Not trying to win a subscription, (since I already won one from you!) but I just had to laugh at Grumpy's comments :))

    I've added your cake to my "cakes to try"–it looks delicious!

  8. says

    Divinity, the maraschino cherry kind. My Grandma Ruth made some and no one else would eat it. Growing up with so much family, I guess I learned to love it out of necessity.

  9. says

    I REALLY would love a piece of this cake right now. You're making me want to bake everything you post about. HELP! Too bad you're not my next door neighbor where you could share all your goodies.

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