Sunday, November 29, 2009


A Song and a Slice of Sweetness

Regardless of how many times I hear this song, I am over taken with thanksgiving, joy, and praise each and every time!

You Are My King
(Chris Tomlin)

I'm forgiven because you were forsaken
I'm accepted, you were condemned
I'm alive and well
Your spirit is within me
Because you died and rose again

Amazing love how can it be
That you, my king would die for me
Amazing love, I know its true
It's my joy to honor you
Amazing love how can it be?
That you, my king, would die for me
Amazing love, I know its true
Its my joy to honor you
In all I do I honor you

You are my king
You are my king
Jesus, You are my king
Jesus, You are my king

Amazing love, how can it be?
That you, my king, would die for me
Amazing love, I know it's true
Its my joy to honor you
Amazing love, how can it be?
That you, my king would die for me
Amazing love I know it's true
Its my joy to honor you
In all I do I honor you
In all I do honor you.

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Red Velvet Cake



Cake
1 ½ sticks (3/4 c.) butter, softened
1 ½ cups sugar
¼ cup cocoa powder
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
2 T. red food coloring
2 t. white vinegar
2 ½ cups flour

Frosting
2 bricks (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
2 sticks (1 c.) butter, softened
2 jars (7 or 7 ½ oz each) marshmallow cream

PREPARATION
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Coat two 9 x 2-in. or 8 x 2-in. cake pans with baking spray (nonstick spray with flour).

2. Cake: In a large bowl with mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and vanilla 2 minutes until creamy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until blended. Stir buttermilk, food color and vinegar in a 2-cup measure until well blended. With mixer on low, beat in flour in 3 additions, alternating with buttermilk mixture in 2 additions, beating just until combined. Spread 3 cups batter in each prepared pan.

3. Bake 30 to 33 minutes for 9-in. layers, 40 to 43 minutes for 8-in. layers, until cakes pull away from sides of pans and a pick inserted in center of cakes comes out clean. Do not overcook. Cool in pans on a wire rack 5 minutes before removing from pans onto rack to cool completely.

4. Frosting: Beat cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl with mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add marshmallow cream; beat until smooth and fluffy, about 1 minute.

5. To assemble: Place 1 layer on serving plate; spread with 2 cups frosting. Top with remaining layer; frost sides, then top with remaining frosting.

12 comments:

  1. OH...I TOO love this song!!!! I'm truly amazed at how much my Savior LOVES ME!!

    And, that red velvet cake...YUM-OH! Thanks for sharing this..I'll be trying it.

    Have a BLESSED Lords day.

    Kim~

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  2. What a beautiful song!! and I have printed your recipe :) I LOVE Red Velvet Cake but have never made it.....I will let you know if I give it a try! Thanks for sharing with us :)

    Bless you

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  3. One of my favorite songs and favorite cakes all in the same post...no way! happy Sunday!

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  4. Beautiful song and red velvet is my favorite cake, too...my Grandmother made one every Christmas while I was growing up...

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  5. I love that song too!!! Your cake looks great too by the way! Thanks for your sweet compliment on our family picture.

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  6. Amazing Love, how can it be!
    Thanks for sharing and re-directing my thoughts.
    Our GOD is soooooooo Amazing!
    Praises to HIS Awesome Name.

    ~Advent Blessings ~

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  7. Love that song, with wonderful words.. so true. Blessings!
    Gwen

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  8. Oh Diana! That song ministers to me everytime I hear it! (Especially needed this morning!)

    I'll take a slice of that cake now. Red Velvet is my fav. :)

    One more thing before you get back to your work at hand...where did you get that beautiful cake plate! I am looking for one that is extra special for my hubby. I know. Sounds crazy. But he is my cake baker! And that plate is "antiquey" looking...and that's the kind of stuff we like! :) (I'm not coveting nor envious though) ;)

    Have a super blessed day!

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