Happy Birthday George Washington!
Last year, in honor of George Washington's birthday, I took you on a virtual tour of his beautiful home--Mount Vernon.
This year, I thought I would share a retro recipe.
My Mom recently gave me her vintage Betty Crocker Recipe Card Library. Yay!
Here it is in all it's 70's avocado glory...
I have seen them on ebay in white, red, and yellow too---but I am diggin' my groovy green!
Ahh...I loved when she would get a new pack of recipe cards in the mail! I always got to open them!
Each set of cards had a theme...Men's Favorites, Come For Coffee, Seasonal Favorites, etc...
But my favorite pack of cards was called Children's Parties.
Just check out the divider card...
Those fabulous creations only hinted at the culinary treasure trove waiting for you inside that pack of cards!
I wanted to make everything!
I probably drove my Mom crazy with that one.
So, by now I am sure you are wondering what the heck all this has to do with George Washington...
Well, since I have the recipe library now, I've decided to make all the recipes I never got to as a kid.
Starting with this one...
Are those adorable, or what?
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In reality, there is no actual recipe for the little log cakes. As you can see from the back of the card, they are made by taking two cupcakes and placing them end to end. Then you frost them with chocolate frosting and use a fork to draw the lines to make it look like bark. Finally, cut your axes from red card stock and garnish with maraschino cherries.
|Vintage Pyrex --of course!|
I did use a cake mix, as the card suggests--- only I had yellow, not white.
However, I draw the line at canned frosting. Real frosting tastes better and is so easy to make.
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
3C Powdered Sugar
1/3C Butter (softened)
1/3 C Baking Cocoa
2 Tsp. Vanilla
2-3 Tbls. Milk
Cream all ingredients except milk in a medium bowl with electric mixer. Gradually add milk until frosting is the consistency you prefer.
I had so much fun making those little log cakes! The only thing missing was having my Mom in the kitchen with me. She lives about 5 hours away, dang it.
Hope you all have a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by...