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Yummy in my tummy

June 26th, 2003

20030626-cake_t.jpg Pictured to the left is a close-up shot of the most delicious cake in the world™. I didn’t make it, however, my supervisor did. Originally, she made it for a party about a month ago. I was impressed when she told me it was sugar-free. So I got the recipe from her and tried my hand at it. The cake itself turned out ok, but the recipe calls for Cool-Whip as frosting, and I’ve never used it before, so I didn’t realize it’s a cardinal sin to mix it up until it’s smooth. It gets all runny and never firms up again.

So, we were talking about recipes and whatnot the other day, and I told my supervisor I’d pay her to bake me a cake. She said if I just brought in the ingredients, she’d make it for me. So I did just that. Of course, my coworker made me feel guilty because my supervisor is two weeks from her due date, but when I checked with her, she said she was fine with it. Yea, that’s right, I made a pregnant lady bake me a cake. You gotta problem whit that? ;)

So now we’ve got cake to last us the next week or so. It took everything in my power not to have a slice when I first got home, but I knew if I did, I’d just have another when Joe got home, which is bad. I’ve been doing better with the eating and exercising thing, and even lost a bit more weight, so I don’t want to mess that up.

Of course, as I was leaving work with my beautiful cake, I learned that my supervisor might not be back to work as apparently she’s been having contractions the past two days. I guess I got my cake just in the nick of time. Haha.

Here’s the recipe in case you’re interested. Use sugar and/or fat-free versions of the ingredients if you’re diabetic or watching your weight. Trust me – there’s no sacrifice in taste whatsoever.

White Cake Mix
3 oz (or is it 0.3 oz) Strawberry Jell-O
8 oz Cool whip
Fresh Stawberries (optional)

Make cake according to directions. (I do not use the egg yolks, in order to keep the cake white). Make Jell-O according to directions. (Do not refrigerate, you want it to be liquid). When cake is cool, poke holes with a fork all over (don’t go all the way to the pan for every hole). Pour Jell-O over cake, slowly. Frost with cool whip. Add fresh-cut strawberries to the top if you want.


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  1. plum
    June 27th, 2003 at 11:52 | #1

    The cake sounds yummy, I’ll have to remember that for our party this summer. Hmm, but if someone doesn’t like jello, do you think they will like it?

    And your supervisor sounds nice to bake for you while pregnant. I was a total hag towards the end, so that’s pretty impressive! Is it her first? If not, maybe that’s why – she’s used to feeling tired.

  2. June 27th, 2003 at 18:16 | #2

    I’ll have to give it a try. Hubby’s diabetic so anything sugar free always gets my attention.

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