Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Leprechaun Cake

Tonight, K. helped me in the kitchen. It was sort of a last minute idea, but I figured she'd like to help make a special dessert. We looked through recipes for something I thought I had all the ingredients for and decided on a special brownie recipe that had semi-sweet chocolate chips added to it (anything with more than one form of chocolate HAS to be good, right?).

We began to pull the ingredients out of the pantry and K. began to measure and pour them into the mixing bowl. Our first setback was when I discovered that we didn't have enough sugar left in my canister. No worries, I'll just add what I keep in the sugar bowl...still not enough?!? We even tried crushing sugar cubes that I keep for my tea...those little stinkers are pretty hard! Finally, deep in the pantry, I found a shaker of blue sugar that I must have used for some cake at some point in history. Fine...that'll work.

Our next setback to making brownies came when I discovered that the can of baking cocoa that I was certain I had...had disappeared! Now, that's a tough one to overcome when making brownies. K. and I had to come up with Plan B. We didn't want to throw out what we had already put in the bowl...but we also didn't know what to make with it. What happened next was inspired. We forged ahead with the brownie recipe...we added the eggs...and...suddenly the batter was green! Blue sugar + eggs=green batter. We threw in the chocolate chips and even added some vanilla pudding for good measure. K. and I mixed everything together, poured it into a cake pan and put it in the oven, all the while hoping that what came out would be edible.

As it turns out...it was quite good. Even N., who is a notoriously picky eater, loved it!

Later Days!


all4memories said...

You know you'll need to write that recipe down if you're like me, or you'll never remember it! :o) Looks good!!

Anonymous said...

Who says green food can't be good? It does look tasty especially with those chocolate chips peeking out. Good job of improvising girls. You did great K. and K. Mimi

Anonymous said...

Thats my kind of cooking girls.
To bad I can't get a taste.Papa

all4memories said...

Could you share the recipe? (Maybe post it on your blog or something?)

I would like to make it, but I don't have the blue sugar. :o)

Kelly said...

I'm sorry to say that there is no recipe! What started out as brownies morphed into what is pictured. I dumped in some baking powder to make it rise like cake (I didn't really measure), I still didn't have enough sugar even after taking emergency measures, and Katie and I put two vanilla pudding cups in just b/c we wanted to :). So my advice is to find a brownie recipe and then...don't follow it! LOL!

Jan and Miekie said...

Very interesting cake! Your blue and yello = green made me think of when I tried to make icing for Thelwyn's stork tea. We knew she was expecting a baby girl so I wanted to decorate the cake with pink frosting but yellow margarine, white icing sugar and a drop of red colouring makes... ORANGE! I still haven't figured out how to make baby pink frosting!
Speaking of brownies, I am so tempted, but they are really a no-no for me - just can't shake off the kilograms!