Like these smiling beauties.
I mean, I was happy about the garden getting covered. We need the moisture badly.
So I had to make it up to him. The kid loves treats (like any sane person), and during a healthy dinner, he'll turn to me, break into an adorable smile, and ask, "May I have ____?" Usually, he's requesting cookies, pretzels, crackers, cheese, bread, or cake. And usually, I say no (and the hide in the closet later while eating cookies myself).
Not on his birthday, though.
To celebrate, I made a single layer yellow cake from scratch. The single layer meant we didn't have oodles of leftovers, and it also meant that I didn't have to frost it if I didn't want to.
This cake is moist, a little dense, and tastier than you can believe. You will want to slap your momma it's so good. It's not going to taste like a box mix, though. You won't get the spongy light corn-syrupy taste of Betty Crocker. This is a different experience altogether. You'll be reminded a bit of pound cake, yet without excessive weight. And you'll want to eat the whole damn thing in one sitting because it's that good. I served it with whipped cream, but it's delicious nekkid, too.
Enjoy it, y'all!
Side note: If you replace any of these ingredients with things like applesauce or wheat grass or cardboard trimmings, you're not allowed to complain.
Single Layer Yellow Cake
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
4 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt