Monday, January 18, 2010

Celebrate What?

Okay...so I finally got going today, took awhile...
but I actually got OUT of my jammies and even left my house, twice...

I promised the kids that if they napped I'd take them swimming at the Y...
yeah...swimming when it's raining?
turn's out...it's actually a fun thing to do...
if the pool's indoors and heated...
but it also has a retractable roof,
which was open, so swimming in a heated pool with rain falling...
supper cool for the kids...and mommy...

okay anyways...
we decided to go swimming on this "no school" Monday...
(and so did half of Redding...)
and then as we're swimming Madison asks,
"How are we going to celebrate?"
...
"Celebrate What?"...I respond
"Dr. King's birthday..."
....
oh, yeah...so this isn't just a no-school Monday...
this is a holiday to honor a very amazing man...
Then I thought it was kinda cool that we were swimming in a public pool with many different nationalities of people swimming around us...so maybe that's one way of celebrating Dr. King...go swimming in a public pool...
but that wasn't enough for my family...
we also must celebrate with dessert...
and Beau decided that the best way to honor Martin Luther King Jr. was to make a yellow cake with chocolate chips...
Two flavors coming together to make one amazing cake...

...So, from now on we will call this the...

Dr. King Cake
1 yellow cake mix
1 vanilla pudding mix
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup whole milk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips
frost with Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting recipe on previous post

1. Preheat oven to350 and grease two 9-inch round cakes.
2.  Place cake mix, pudding mix, milk, eggs, butter, & vanilla in a large mixing bowl and mix on low for 1 minute.  Scrape down sides, then mix on high for 2-3 minutes. Fold in 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips.  Pour into cake pans.
3.  Bake for 33-37 minutes.  Remove from oven, cool in cake pans for 10 min.  Remove from cake pans and allow to cool completely.
4.  Frost with Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting and top with remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips.

...sure hope Martin Luther King Jr. liked cake...if he did I'm sure he would have liked this cake...
Thanks for your dream Dr, King!

2 comments:

brookieanne76 said...

I don't know what I LOVE more about my brother-in-law...the fact that he is an awwwwmazing father/husband for my sister & niece/nephew or that he likes to celebrate everything with a dessert!! LOL Great idea Beau James :)

Amy @ Raising Arrows said...

What a great idea! We'll have to do this.
Blessings,
Amy