Friday, 28 October 2011

Minnie Moo the cat bakes a birthday cake for M

Reading the recipe for Banana Friskie Cake
Phew I'm so tired now.  I had to walk to the supermarket and even though its just "over the road" it was hard work walking home as my grocery bags were chocka block full of cake making stuff.

You see this morning I got a reminder message on my snazzy super dooper mobile phone thingy that tomorrow its M's birthday can you believe it she's turning 84 yet doesn't look a day over 48.  

Oops I think I got my numbers all muddled and back to front!

Anyway M's at work so I'm going to get busy and bake her a surprise birthday cake my favourite, a Banana Friskie Cake!

I'm going to sign off now to get all the ingredients together, turn the oven on, put my pinnie (apron) on and start baking.  

In case you're curious, here's the recipe I'm following:

(adapted by Minnie Moo the cat)

125g butter softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs (free range please we love happy chooks)
1 cup smashed ripe bananas (they've got to be that yucky dark brown colour)
1 cup filled to the brim of FRISKIES (yummo scrummo)
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons hot milk (if you're like me use lactose free)
2 cups standard plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Chocolate Icing
2 cups icing sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa
1/4 teaspoon butter softened
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence

Ok here's what to do to put it all together to make one delicious-can't-stop-at-one-piece Banana Friskie Cake.

Turn oven to 180 deg. celcius (make sure no-one or nothing is hiding in the oven).
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy (like me when I was a kitten).  Add eggs from the happy chooks, add them one at a time (the eggs not the chooks) beating well after you've added each egg.  Add smashed banana and FRISKIES (one for the bowl one for me!) and mix thoroughly.  Stir baking soda into hot milk and add to the creamed mixture.  Sift flour and baking powder.  Fold into mixture (I use my tail or paw). 

Turn into a greased lined with baking paper 20cm round (that's at least 3 times bigger than my Friskies bowl) cake tin. 
Bake at 180 deg Cel for 50 minutes (wow that's 3000 seconds) or until cake springs back when lightly touched with your paw.

Leave in tin (repeat after me, I must not eat the cake) for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.

When cold ice with yummo chocolate icing.

Sift icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl.  Add butter.  Add sufficient water to mix so its easy to spread.  Add vanilla essence for that extra yummy flavour.
Sprinkle extra Friskies on top.

Put candles on top, serve and sing really loudly
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
It's your very special day
But make sure you save a piece of cake for me too!

Yours in Friskies Minnie Moo

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