Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Angel Food Cake

My husband's birthday was yesterday and he loves this angel food cake with cool whip and heath bar. My grandmother shared this recipe with me and I am so glad she did! It's so easy to make and so good! I decided to surprise him and make one. I've made this several times and would like to make the angel food cake from scratch, but yesterday wasn't the day! I was short on time and that is why there are not as many step-by-step pictures.

Here's what you need:

  • Box angel food cake mix (or what you would need to make one from scratch)
  • 16 ounces of cool whip
  • 1 package of heath bar bits (found by the chocolate chips at Walmart or any candy topping you want!)

First, you make the angel food cake by following the instructions on the box. I have an angel food cake pan but you can also use two 9 inch loaf pans or 3 smaller loaf pans (not sure the size but it says it on the box). I have done it both ways and both ways the cakes turn out great! If you are using the angel food pan as soon as you remove the cake from the oven, you have to turn it upside down on a glass bottle, like so...


If you use the loaf pans, you have to immediately turn them on their sides on a heat safe surface. (sorry no picture)

You have to wait until the cake is completely cool before you do anything with it. While the cake is cooling I would get the cool whip out of the freezer and set it in the refrigerator to thaw. This will make the icing of the cake a lot faster!

Once the cake has cooled completely, run a knife around the edges of the pan to loosen the cake from the sides. Then, tip the pan over and plop the cake on a plate (or whatever you will be using to store it). 

If you used the angel food cake pan: cut the cake so that it has three layers (cut twice)

If you used the loaf pans: cut the cake in half

Now it's time to put the candy of your choice in the thawed out cool whip. Save some to put on the top on the cake once it has been iced. Stir it up real good.



Ice the angel food cake just like you would any other cake.


Put some in-between the layers and then around the outside.


Finally, top off the cake with the bits of candy you set aside. Enjoy!


You will need to keep the cake in the refrigerator because of the cool whip. Otherwise, it will end up a runny mess.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

tidbits

{one} Well, I have finally finished school! What a relief! I passed student teaching and graduated last Saturday. Now, time to job hunt in full force. There are several jobs open in the county I want to work in. I have applied for all of them. What I would really like is to be hired at the school where I student taught...a position just opened up and I will interview soon! I am praying that this is where God wants me because I really want to be there, but I do know that it might not be where God wants me.



{two} I cleaned out our disaster of an office yesterday and boy does it look good. I threw out a bunch of stuff that had been collecting dust and also put a lot in the basement. Does anyone else feel great when they clean? Or am I a weirdo for feeling that way?


These are recent pictures, isn't the wall color gross!


{three} I don't know what I am going to do this summer when I have nothing to do. This is going to be my first summer off since high school...so about 6 years! I will probably finish painting the walls and trim in our house. I want to make a quilt too. I have done the "easy" version where you put two pieces of fabric together with batting in the middle. I say "easy" because it wasn't that easy. Now, I want to try one where you have to cut out the squares and sew it all together. I have a tutorial pinned on my Pinterest site (under DIY). I'm thinking the first time I will buy pre-cut squares...I know, I know. But, if I'm going to actually finish it, it can't be too hard!

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{four} My Mamaw turned 70 on the 17th. She definitely doesn't look or act 70! She was a elementary teacher (one of the reasons a became a teacher) and it's neat to share my experiences with her. It's not that we didn't have anything to talk about before, but now she is able to give me a TON of advice and useful tips.

My Mamaw with her grandchildren.


{five} My husbands birthday is tomorrow and I can't decide what to get him! It's not that he's hard to buy for but there's nothing he really wants. I do know I'm going to make him this delicious angel food cake with cool whip mixed with heath bar icing. It's soooo good! I'll have to post how to make it later in the week, it's pretty self-explanatory! We did go to our favorite, local Mexican restaurant for lunch today. Our sister-in-law really wanted them to bring out the hat =]

Happy Birthday babe! I love you!


That's all for now.