Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me !!

Hi Peeps!! It is my birthday today!! I plan on a quiet day of reading and whatever suits my fancy. I am making myself a Wishing Well Cake which I will give you the recipe to. This is not for those watching calories, carbs, or health but who would want a birthday cake to do that?
This is from my Aunt Mabel (who has sinced pass) and was a fine cook.
Wishing Well Cake

1 cup Crisco              3 tsp almond extract
2 cups sugar            1/2 tsp salt
5 eggs                       2 cups all purpose flour

Blend sugar and crisco. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add extract and salt. Gradually add flour. Bake ABOUT an hour in a 325 degrees oven. It may take a bit longer but test in one hour. I use a greased and dusted with flour bundt pan. Back when we used to make it they used a tube pan.
The recipe calls for a glaze of 1 cup powdered sugar and 4 tsp water but the cake is so good and the top is so nice and crusty without we never used it.
If you like a dense, moist, crusty topped almond flavored pound will be in heaven.

Thanks again to Peggy who made my birthday extra special.
I especially miss you today Mom...although there is not a day that goes by that I don`t miss or think about you.
Hi Sis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Until next time......


  1. Happy Birthday!
    and many happy returns!

  2. Happy Birthday Judi! Enjoy your day and your Wishing Well cake!

  3. Happy Birthday, Judi!! Have a wonderful day. That cake sounds heavenly. Enjoy!

  4. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a fabulous day :)

  5. Happy Birthday, Judi...can't wait to try that cake! Hubby & I are trying, notice I said trying, to watch the calories but you have to indulge every once in a while, right? Hope your day is terrific!

  6. Happy Birthday, Judi! The cake sounds yummy. Enjoy every morsel.

  7. The cake sounds wonderful! Have a very happy birthday Judi.

  8. Happy, happy birthday!! Your cake sounds really yummy!

  9. Happy Birthday Judi!!! Your cake sounds yummy! Hope you enjoyed it!!!

  10. Judi, a few days late but Happy Belated Birthday-the cake looks delicious-thanks for the recipe. Want to make the Oatmeal Bread!


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