Two weeks ago I volunteered to make a dessert for the after game fellowship at my church. I love to bake…hence the blog…so of course I volunteered!
When it came time to get the baking done, it feel on a busy week. My husband was out of town. We had 4-H practice one night. It was homecoming and the kids wanted to go to the bonfire. My son had a Jr. High football game that was 2 1/2 hours away!!!(why????) I had an all day work event on the day of! ? Yikes!
Right when I thought I had chiseled out a few hours before the game to bake one of our favorite cakes, my daughter needed me to drive her to her friends house…40 miles away!
I made it home with just barely enough time to bake the cake and get it to the church in time.
I zoomed into super-power mode and threw all the ingredients together and into the oven it went. Then, there was the homemade frosting…I whipped it together while the cake was baking.
It wasn’t my finest 30 minutes but I got it done. The boys held the team and played a full game…which gave me the extra 10 minutes I needed to drive to town.
Life gets hectic sometimes doesn’t it?
Who knew when I volunteered to bake a dessert it was going to be such a busy week??
Many times as busy moms and women, we only look at the things we didn’t get done in a week or a day. We rarely look back at the amazing things we were able to accomplish!
We really do have super powers! Honestly, if we didn’t there is just no way we could get so much done!!
I challenge you to stop and count up everything you did today! Really!! I bet you got kids ready for school, ran two or three errands for them before or after school. Did your real job. Took care of a friend or family member and still baked a cake in record time.
Today, rejoice in that! Let it be enough.
Give yourself a pat on the back and be proud.
Tomorrow, it starts all over again. But today, you were enough!?
(Disclaimer … I might have hit a skunk on the way to town! But I did miss the three raccoons playing chicken in the road!!)
***This cake is really really good! Fattening, yes, but delish! The 9×13 pan is not ideal. The richness and ratios are best suited for the shallow pan. Enjoy!
[recipe title=”White Texas Sheet Cake”]
Originally posted here.
- 1 cup of butter (the real thing!)
- 1 cup of water
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup sour cream (don’t skip this step!)
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup milk
- 4 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- In a large saucepan, bring water and 1 cup butter to a boil and remove from heat.
- Stir in remaining ingredients and mix until smooth.
- Pour batter into 10x15x1 greased baking sheet.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 20 – 22 minutes. Cool for 20 minutes.
- For frosting, combine 1/2 cup butter and milk in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar and almond extract. Then, stir in walnuts.
- Spread frosting over warm cake. [/recipe]