Friday, February 23, 2024

Birthday Cake From Kathy's Kitchen

Today is my birthday; I’m 63. It’s also the third birthday for my book Gifts of Grace.


I decided to bake my favorite cake today, that Mom baked for us when I was growing up. But I must confess, I’m going to double the recipe and bake it in a 9 by 13 inch pan. Yummy.


brown velvet cake


1- 1/2 cup flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup sugar

1 cup milk

1 egg

4 tbsp baking coco

2 tbsp melted butter or margarine

1 tsp vanilla




mix baking soda, flour, and salt


in second bowl dissolve sugar in milk


add egg, coco, butter,  vanilla,

and flour mixture.  Add 1 ingredient at  a time, the flour mixture one third at a time.  Beat after each



grease an 8 inch square cake pan


pour in mixture


bake for 35 min at 350 degrees. 


  1. Happy Birthday, sweet cuzzin! Hope your day is full of your favorite things. Take good care of yourself, and remind your family to spoil you today!
    I remember eating this delicious chocolate cake at your house! Your mom made the best butter cream frosting.

    1. Sadly, a generous spot in the middle of my cake collapsed. Murray said it was just an air hole, and we'll fill it in with frosting.:) Thank you; love you. From Kathy

  2. Yes, Happy Birthday, Kathy! Hope you have a lovely day!

  3. Happy Birthday, my sweet author-friend. I wish you many, many more. At almost 79, you're still a puppy to me. LOL The cake sounds delicious. Very similar to the one my mom used to make for my birthday. Enjoy.

    What I fear is that we'll also have an early summer, and I'm not up to another Houston summer. Praying we'll leave this area. Please help me pray for that, Kathy.

    1. Thank you, Sharon. I will pray for you. From Kathy

  4. Kathy, I hope your birthday was special with lots of love from your family and friends, and a generous helping of that delicious sounding cake! I have a little over a decade on you, so enjoy those sixties! LOL! Blessings as you begin another year, my friend!

    1. Patti, I did have a great birthday, and a generous amount of cake.:) Thank you, take good care, Kathy

  5. Happy late birthday Kathy love your friend Laura

  6. Happy belated birthday, Kathy! Your blog is a sweet refuge on the internet. Wishing you many more years of excellent writing.