Brown Sugar Cake Day

Hello, my little darlings!  Did you miss me after one week of hibernation?  I certainly missed all of you.  Well, guess what?  I am back.

Today is Brown Sugar Cake Day,  at least in my site it is.  This cake is so delicious that you'll probably find yourself baking it for life.  But before I provide you with the recipe, I shall first talk to you about my mother.  What does Brown Sugar Cake have in common with my mother?  Well, isn't the fact that I have baked this cake for her more than a dozen times enough reason?

To explain my mother, I would really need to write a book, but I'll try to summarize it in a paragraph.  My mother's name is Magdalena, but everyone knows her as Magaly.  A mischievous little girl, who at the age of 8 ran away in the back of a motorcycle to another town with a family friend.  Never mind letting my grandmother, Mama Rosa know.  A little girl who would stand next to the town's mayor any time he would give a speech at the government building.  The government building was across the street from her house.  My mother, a teenager when dating my father, would leave him seating alone at the table and start dancing in front of the orchestra, since my father was not a dancer.
My mother has always been a stand up comedian.  Yes, every day she would go to the neighborhood beauty salon and tell jokes for a couple of hours.  Mami, as I call her, is one of the funniest people I know.  She is a very good listener, an avid reader, who has read hundreds of books.  I love and admire her.  She has lived her life  her way and by her own rules.  I talk to her every day and every day she makes me laugh.  Yes, Mami is quite a character.  Have I told you how much she loves to eat? Well, that would take two more paragraphs.  And here I present to you, her favorite cake.

                                                                        Mami and I

                                                             Brown Sugar Cake

Ingredients:                                                         Yield:12 Servings

1 package yellow cake mix

1 package (3.4 oz.) Jell-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding

4 eggs

2/3 cups sour cream

2/3 cups water

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped

2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a twelve cup bundt pan

In electric mixer, beat first 6 ingredients until well blended.  Add 1 cup brown sugar; mix well.  Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk the pecans or walnuts, sugar, and cinnamon.
Pour half of the cake batter in pan; sprinkle half of nuts mixture.  Repeat with remaining cake batter; top with remaining nuts mixture.  Bake for approximately 50 minutes or until inserter comes out clean.  Let cool completely before transferring to serving dish.

This is an adaptation of Kraft Foods



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