Friday, September 12, 2008

A recipe and another Brighton Giveaway!!

I absolutely loved my Mother-in-law, Donna. She was a wonderful person, great cook and a very devoted mother, sister and grandmother. Our family will never be the same since losing her. I was lucky that she and I got along very well and she considered me another one of her daughters. She and I had alot of common interests...cooking, gambling, and of course her baby boy. This is one of her recipes...and a very unusual one, this cake does not contain any flavoring, flour, baking powder or baking soda. I have never seen a recipe like this...


Walnut Cake


2 c. walnuts, chopped very fine
1 c. sugar
6 eggs separated
pinch of salt
sweetened whipping cream
raspberry jam

Beat the 6 eggs whites until stiff (but not like meringue)
In a separate bowl beat the egg yolks with the sugar until fluffy.
Add the nuts and salt.
Fold in the beaten eggs whites.
Divide the batter among 3 cake pans (spring form pans work the best), which have been generously greased and floured (this cake sticks to the pan very easily).
Bake at 350* for 30 to 40 minutes, until cake springs back when touched.
Cool the layers on cake racks.
Beat the whipping cream until desired consistency. Layer the cake with the whipped cream, and spread raspberry jam. Frost entire top and sides, spreading with jam as desired.
ENJOY!!


*****NOW A GIVEAWAY!!! HOW ABOUT A BRIGHTON BUSINESS CARD HOLDER??

Yesterday I mentioned that I had recently won a contest...again!! Woo hoo! I won the new header and background for my blog....which I absolutely love!

So....I believe in Karma...and I believe in paying it forward.

So I want to give this Brighton Business Card Holder away....

Now, I want to make a disclaimer here....this was not donated by Brighton, who I would wish would be a sponsor of mine.....geez, I have given two of their items away already! But I bought this for myself and well......have no need for it now.

So all I want you to do is to make a comment and make sure you leave your email address. Please only one comment person. A winner will be chosen at random (the way I pick the number is..."Hey honey pick a number between --- and ---", so I guess you could call my hubby the random number generator. (He's been called worse things!!)

Everyone have a great weekend!!


61 comments:

Twisted Fencepost said...

I've not seen a cake made like that before either. Looks sinful!

Naomi said...

snazzy card case! and yummy looking cake, too...

nice makeover!

tiff said...

Mmmm yum!!! i'm going to try that cake out!

texan_michael(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

rhubbert@socal.rr.com said...

Really cool banner, I don't blog but has a friend who does and shes slaving over it 5 months later and has just put up another one.
If I win, just want you to know I'm a karma kid too and I believe it has done me well.
I won't bore you with the stories but you get the drift, mine don't involve posting things across the US though. -blessings all.

cathyhall said...

My fingers are crossed that the number generator picks me...........lol, you are too funny , you should be a comedienne/ TV presenter.
The cake looks very good but I'm already wondering how to make one with a racetrack in a number 8 for my boys bday in Decemeber so just so you know I won't be attempting it any time soon.

Davey said...

Hi fishin' mama - would love to win that case, it looks great. What a shame they don't want to sposor your give aways. Thanks for the contest.

davidjnorris@ntlworld.com

windycindy said...

Hello, I would love to own this Brighton business card holder. I have never owned anything by Brighton. Please enter me in our drawing. I appreciate it! Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

cpullum said...

This would be great to hold my business cards in right now I am using plastic case.
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Rebecca said...

That cake looks delicious! I really love cake. I would love to win that card holder.

legacyofbrutalitysa{AT}gmail.com

cassie said...

you wanna know what my business card holder is? A RUBBERBAND. lol no seriously it is. oh wow. i remember nana makin that cake. i loved it. but she would only let me have on slice. DAMN. ah oh well. that slice was damn good tho.

Nancy said...

looks yummy!

mrs.mommyy said...

recipe looks yummy and yes you were lucky to have a mil who adored you..many do not out of jealousy of the daughter son relation...
nice site makeover- congrats!

yes brighton items are wonderful- wish they were a sponsor too of yours- I love their stuff!

PS said...

That case is great, I can see why you bought one for yourself!!

That Crazy Mom said...

Oooh cute card case!

And I looove your "random number generator". LOL

Southern Family said...

The site looks good, and the case does too :-)

AmandaSue said...

Wow interesting cake! And thanks for entering me into the giveaway :)

saraG said...

Recipe looks so yummy, I'll have to try that out sometime soon :)

lindsey.hefner at gmail.com said...

Oh my, that cake looks absolutely fabulous.

I hardly ever find good recipes that include walnuts. Walnuts are the forgotten nut!

Great giveaway!

Tanya Moyer said...

Love Brighton! And the cake looks yummy too! What an interesting way to make it...I'll have to try it! :o) Great giveaway - thanks for offering!
~Tanya
the4moyers(at)msn(dot)com

Lisa said...

I just started a blog but I haven't told anybody about it yet! Right now I enjoy entering contests, but having one of my own would be a lot of fun. What could I give away, let's see...One slightly used husband? No...Hmmm...

M said...

Hopefully your random number generator choses me :)

mathbook28 (at) gmail (dot) com

Kathleen said...

That cake looks so delicious. I've never made a walnut cake before.

I love Brighton stuff, not that I have much, just a bracelet. But I could really use this for my business cards that I use for my art and teaching services. Thanks for sharing!

Natalie said...

Wow, that's a really cool card case! :)

scblog at hotmail dot com

Seeryus Mama said...

Oh, I've copied that recipe down...and am going to make it on Monday night for my Purse Party! Sounds yum!!

Thanks for this great giveaway!!

seeryusfam@msn.com

moushka said...

Very nice of you to offer up your own business card holder. Brighton makes some wonderful things.

Abby said...

I love your new header too and that adorable picture of you with curlers in your hair!!

ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

1215656559s20768 said...

Giveaway? You don't have to ask me twice. I don't have business cards but if I win this, I'll make some.

What an unusual and delicous looking cake! By the way, I have tried to access your recipes in your sidebar with no success. Are they linked up? It's probably me.-Lorie

Hooligans Momma said...

That cake looks fabulous. I'm all for making cakes and cookies from unusual ingredients. I'm definitely going to try it. I'm a stay at home mom and I'm just starting a clothing line for children and I just got my new business cards this week. I need a business card holder and this Brighton one is really beautiful. Good luck everybody!
josieluvsu@yahoo.com

Kimberly said...

Very nice business card holder. It beats carrying around my business cards in my purse where I keep my "paper money".

I LOVE the recipe you shared too! YUMMMMMMMY!!!

Thanks for a great giveaway!

Hunnyv "at" Optonline "dot" net

Kristie said...

The cake sounds delicious! I'm not a big fan of walnuts, but I think I'd like the cake :)
The card case looks really neat. It reminded me of my sister when I saw it, so if I were to win, I'd pass it on to her.
Thanks for a great giveaway!
khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Stacy said...

Wow, thanks for giving that away!

hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

Angie said...

The Brighton Business Card Holder you are giving away is really nice! It would be nice to organize my business cards!

I like your sense of humor on your website, it feels so good to laugh!

Thanks a bunch!
baileybobby6(at)hotmail.com

bonbon momma said...

that cake looks deeeelish.
that card case is also looking mighty good.

Stephanie said...

My mother would really like this business card holder.

Mommymeng@gmail.com

art-sweet said...

I could really use a nice card holder like that!

noreen said...

Makes me wish my grandma was still alive, she had a huge walnut tree and loved to bake. This recipe would of been fun to make with her

Just.Me said...

My sister is a huge Brighton fan and she just started a new job a month ago. This would be a perfect gift for her!

hazel said...

Cute cake, cute case! An all around excellent post =D
mitanari@yahoo.com

Lisa ~ TheScrapPrincess said...

Oooooh I love that business card holder (and all things Brighton :)
That cake looks so yummy!
*Hugs* Lisa
lisagm[at]snet[dot]net

Mama Zen said...

That's gorgeous!

Whimsical Creations said...

I could really use this card case.

http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Nyssa said...

That's a lovely antique-looking card case. My card case fell apart a couple of years ago and I've been just cramming them into a pocket in my wallet since then. Not as classy as this for sure.
I only took a very quick look at the cake; I'm on a diet and I was afraid the calories would leak through my monitor and jump on me. lol

Nyssa AT concentric DOT net

Roxy said...

Well now that's very sweet of you.
Thanks for the recipe too!

hockiemack@hotmail.com

Garett and Maquel Christopher said...

Love the business card holder. Could make this WAHM look a little more professional. Thanks for the recipe, too.

Christy said...

I wonder if I could make this cake with pecans as I am allergic to walnuts. I sure could use the business card holder as I am a torchwork glass bead artist/jewelry designer.

Thanks for the giveaway.
Christy

Deb said...

Cake sounds delicious, website banner looks terrific, and you are so generous to offer the giveaway!! Ain't life grand!! :)

calgirl said...

I like the cake recipe.
I could really use the cute card holder.

Diana C said...

The best recipes make you feel hungry just reading them. I'd love to win the card holder for my business cards. Would be so handy.

dlcwin[at]gmail[dot]com

ThreadBeaur said...

Wow! That is sure nice of you to give it away, it looks fantastic. I can just imagine my new threadbeaur business cards in there!
That cake looks delicious!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Pat Connors said...

I just made business cards. This would help me have them in one place. Thanks for the chance.

risanjax@metrocast.net

klp1965 said...

PLEASE COUNT ME IN ON THIS AWESOME GIVEAWAY :)

Heather said...

This is such an awesome case! Very classy. Love it!

Jacqueline in Atlanta said...

You have a great looking website. Congrats on winning the new look. Very cool.

The Brighton card holder would be a good win for me. I am in insurance and constantly going to meetings and networking. Much classier than my manly black leather carrier.

Thanks for having the giveaway!

- Marybeth I. said...

I love your site - the cake looks great and so glad you had "help" making it :)

Pls. enter me.

judybrittle said...

Thats a nice card case. I'm going to have to make that cake. It sounds delicious. Thank You!
judybrittle(at)aol(dot)com

Bebemiqui said...

Oh man, I'd love to make my card's happy in this.
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Timothy Sternberg said...

I've not seen a cake made like that before either.

valerie2350 said...

fabulous prize

Swtlilchick said...

I have always wanted a nice
card holder,I have this cheap
one the company gave me.Please enter me and thanks.By the way
I am going to bake that cake!

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

Uniquely Yours said...

Love this card holder. I have nothing to keep my business cards in.

JANET IN MICHIGAN said...

I LOVE THE RECIPE AND I LOVE YOUR BLOG ALSO--FIRST TIME READING IT SOOO I'LL BE BACK THANKS JANET IN MICHIGAN CHERRY53BOMB@AOL.COM