Monday, June 28, 2010

Low Fat Mojito Cake Recipe

Just for a change of pace, I thought I would share a recipe for a cake that I made for the girls at work last week.  They all requested a copy of the recipe.  I guess that means that they liked the cake.  I found the original recipe on the internet, but wanted to make it healthier and lower in fat so I made some adjustments.  Here is my version of the Mojito Cake recipe.


1 box (18 oz.) white cake mix
4 eggs
1 small box sugar free lemon jello
1 small box sugar free lime jello
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray bundt cake pan with Pam.  Mix above ingredients together on low speed until blended. Mix 2 minutes on medium speed.  Pour batter into pan and bake according to package directions or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Leave the cake in the pan and set aside on a cooling rack for 20 minutes.  Using a wooden skewer or chopstick, poke holes in the cake.


2 Tbs rum
1 Tbs. Creme d'menthe
1/2 cup lime juice
2 cups powdered sugar

In a one-cup glass measuring cup, mix together rum and creme d'menthe.  Add enough lime juice to the measuring cup to measure 1/2 cup of liquid.  In a medium bowl, combine the lime juice mixture with 2 cups of powdered sugar.  Mix well.  Pour glaze mixture over the holes and allow to absorb into the cake. 

Invert the cake onto a cake dish.  Let cool completely and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

What I've been working on this weekend

I have been working on a quilted wall hanging for myself. I love the design. It is a Dresden Plate pattern with a mailbox scene embroidered in the center. I still have some more hand-quilting to do before it is finished. The best part is that the background is already quilted. I found a quilted pillowsham at Goodwill, took it apart, and used it for the background, then I attached the applique to it. It can't get much simpler than that!

I just completed a special order for this adorably prim Raggedy Annie doll for a lovely lady in Canada. 

As I mentioned in my last post, I had orders for other items as well.  I am almost finished with the sock monkey and the apron is nearly finished.  I just wish I would finish one project before starting another.  Am I the only one who jumps from one project to another?

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Special Orders to Complete

There are so many things that I should be doing this weekend, like vacuuming my house and cleaning the pool, but I have had some special requests that I need to finish up.  I have a special order for an apron, another knitted sock monkey to work on, sew some scrub tops for co-workers, and another Annie doll. 

I finished up this "Country Annie" and just listed her on Ebay


I have also been sewing children's clothing. I have orders for two little girl's sundresses to work on also. Here is one that I finished.

Got to get back to work. Busy, busy, busy!