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Beverly Billingsly’s Busy Day Cake

August 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments · Author! Author!, Recipes

New to our library: “Beverly Billingsly Takes the Cake,” by Alexander Stadler

The Beverly series continues with this funny picture book. Beverly has been invited to Oliver’s birthday party. What should she take him for a gift? She knows that the most important part of any party is the cake. That will be her present!

The author dedicated this book to his mother, who always told him, “Make it a flower.”

This recipe is especially nice for this time of year, with all of the fresh peaches and nectarines in the markets.

Beverly Billingsly’s Busy Day Cake

* Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
* Sift together 1 3/4 cups of flour and 1 cup of sugar into a large bowl.
* Add:
1/2 cup of softened butter
2 eggs
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 3/4 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of vanilla
* Beat ingredients for three minutes.
* Pour batter into a well-greased 9 x 13 inch pan and bake for about 30 minutes (until you can poke the cake with a toothpick and it comes out clean).
* Ice with chocolate frosting or dulce de leche, or dust with powdered sugar, or serve with strawberries or peaches, or just eat plain.

Ovens are hot!
Remember to always bake with a grown-up.

And with that, I will tell you bon appetit, and happy reading!


Ms. Nancy

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jillian Skelding // Sep 6, 2009 at 9:36 am

    My mom and I would like to make this cake for you. We bought you a gift while we were on vacation last week. I like books. I Spy is my favorite right now. See you soon. ~Jillian (starting kindergarten)

  • 2 Ms. Nancy // Sep 6, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Hi Jillian,

    Is it a gift for the library? Maybe a book? I Spy is always my favorite. I hope you have fun making the cake — it sounds good, doesn’t it? Are you enjoying the rain we’re having? My garden loves it. Looking forward to seeing you! You will have fun in kindergarten.

    — Ms. Nancy