Birthday Baking + A Fitness Video

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on November 8, 2008

Hi everyone!

I have been a busy girl tonight! I wasn’t feeling up to going out to the bar, so I decided to stay in an have a relaxing evening with some me (and Sketchie) time. :)


I started to bake my Brother-in-Law’s birthday cake for tomorrow night. I am making a 2-layer marble cake as well as a 2 layer marble mini-cake just for my BIL!

1-2-3-4 Cake recipe from Smitten Kitchen

“Adapted from several sources: this cake is a classic

This cake gets its name from its proportion of ingredients: 1 cup butter and milk, 2 cups sugar, 3 cups of flour and 4 eggs, and from cupcakes to layers cakes, as a basic, white cake, it does not fail.

Yield: 3 9-inch layers (for the purpose of this cake) or 24 cupcakes (good to know, eh?)

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
3 cups sifted self-rising flour*
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350°F. Using an electric mixer, cream butter until fluffy. Add sugar and continue to cream well for 6 to 8 minutes. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour and milk alternately to creamed mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Add vanilla and continue to beat until just mixed. Divide batter equally among prepared pans. Level batter in each pan by holding pan 3 or 4-inches above counter, then dropping flat onto counter. Do this several times to release air bubbles and assure you of a more level cake. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a tester or toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean (start checking at 15 minutes if you are making cupcakes).


To make the marble part of the cake, I simply saved some cake batter and mixed some cocoa powder in it. Then I spooned it onto the cakes and took a knife and swirled it around! Very easy!


These are the two mini-cakes that I am using to make my BIL his own mini cake! I got these cute, mini cake pans from Crate & Barrel.

To be continued….!

I will be decorating these cakes tomorrow…stay tuned. :)


Tonight I made my first Oh She Glows fitness video! It is currently uploading on Youtube, so I will be doing a fitness post tomorrow morning! I am very excited!

Fitness and fashion posts are currently tied in today’s poll, so tomorrow morning will be all fitness. Promise.

My question to my awesome readers- what workouts do you have planned for this weekend?

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Elizabeth November 8, 2008 at 5:36 am

A five mile run in a new neighborhood!!

I am pretty excited about it, because I can’t often run outside. And I *definitely* need to let off some steam after a pretty awful week at work.

Yay for an all-fitness post!

The cake looks delicious! :) What a relaxing Friday evening of baking.


Mariposa November 8, 2008 at 11:24 am

Holy! those cakes look yummy!!!

I need to workout just looking at them! This morning I did Hip Hop Abs x2! Hips Buns Thighs, and Fat burning Cardio.. planning some shopping after I’m done working to get a little more walking in.. tomorrow i’ll do yoga and dance in the morning..

enjoy the day!


Angela November 8, 2008 at 1:47 pm

Wow both of your workouts sound great this weekend! Keep up the awesome work :D


JUlia October 18, 2014 at 8:49 am

I’m confused! I thought this was a vegan website? Eggs, and butter and milk in the recipe? Looking for a nice birthday cake to make…


David Brown December 4, 2014 at 10:19 am

First of all I want to say fantastic blog! I had a quick question which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind. I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your head before writing.I have had trouble clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out there.I truly do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are lost simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or tips? Many thanks!


Roos August 22, 2015 at 4:11 am

I thought this was a vegan website?


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