I’ve seen this recipe popping up on tastespotting and foodgawker recently, and I just knew that I had to try it. The cake looked SO moist and delicious, how can I pass up on that? I got this recipe from The Food Librarian, but many other food bloggers have made this cake as well. I think the original poster was Vintage Victuals. Anyways, I added a little (okay, a lot) more cinnamon than recommended, but I think it was too strong. Stick to the original recipe! I also upped the vanilla, and you can never go wrong with that. The cake was just about the moistest cake ever with all the liquids in it. Amazing! I baked it in mini bundt cakes, therefore lowering the baking time. I topped it all off with a dash of powdered sugar on top.
Good news! I decided that I’m going to start my cookie mailing list up again since I have a lot of free time and will be available over the summer now. Why? Well, I HAD a job for the summer working at an outdoor camp in Lake Tahoe, but I recently got an email from them nearly three months after being hired saying:
____ and I had a long chat today about camp, staffing, and enrollment. Unfortunately, the enrollment numbers for this season are down — much more so than when we looked at them closely about a month ago. To my great regret, we must withdraw the job offer you and I have discussed — counselor and activity specialist.
You seem to be a very bright, hard-working, and personable person, and I’ve no doubt you will find success wherever you choose to seek it. If our enrollment numbers change, we will certainly contact you to find out if you still have an interest, and are available to work with us. But in any case, we sincerely thank you for the time you’ve spent in seeking employment with us. We wish all the very best in your future endeavors.
Very best regards,
_________” (the name is bleeped out cause that’s just mean. i’ll leave the director and the camp name anonymous)
Uhhh… total low blow! They told me three months after being hired, meaning I’ve already turned down another camp job offer and two interviews. Now, it’s much too late to apply for positions at summer camps so I’m at a loss for summer. Talk about a sucky economy. I guess it just wasn’t meant to be. Anyways, this means I’ll have more time to bake this summer and keep up with my mailing list. If you’re interested, keep on reading!
What is it and what do I get? Home baked goods by me mailed to your house every month! A different treat each month, sometimes a variety. You will be guaranteed AT LEAST 18 cookies, usually more. You can find an example of what you’ll be getting at this post HERE (the cookies, not the cupcakes)
Where do I send the money/Who do I pay?
You can pay me via paypal by clicking the link here:
I also take concealed cash/checks, just email me for the address on where to send it to. For May’s mailing list, I’ll need the payment by April 30th.
When can I expect the baked goods? I will bake and ship the first week of every month. I will only bake the cookies and send them out the same day! That way, they’ll stay fresher.
**Please let me know if you have any food allergies/ingredients that you absolutely despise so that I can avoid them for your batch, along with the address to mail the baked goods to and your email address so I have a way to contact you. Don’t forget to let me know if you have any favorites that you are dying to have!
Don’t hesitate to throw me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Thanks again!
1.) Bring 1 c water, ½ c oil, 1 stick butter and ¼ c + 1T (or 5 T) cocoa powder to a boil and then adding it to a 2 c flour, 2 c sugar and ½ t salt mixture. Add in ½ c buttermilk (I used 1/2 cup milk with a 1/2 tsp vinegar) and 1 t baking soda.
2.) Mix 2 eggs, 1 ½ t cinnamon and 1 t vanilla in a small bowl and combine with batter.
3.) Bake in a bundt at 375 for 30-35 minutes. Cool in the pan.