fridays with oscar | spice cake and white russian

it’s friday, gang! another week has come and gone. well, at least another work week. and what’s better than kicking off the weekend with a sweet treat. it’s not often i indulge my sweet tooth, but i couldn’t resist an easy peasy spice cake that’s sure to please.  if i’m “in for a penny, i’m in for a pound'” my mother always said, so let’s get decadent with a white russian. 

of course, my favorite sidekick is on deck to greet the weekend. and pax too! as a matter of fact, he spent the weekend with us, so there was never a dull moment. oscar was a good host (mostly). at the end of the weekend, he reminded me of my kiddos when they had friends spend the night. sometimes they had to be reminded to be a good host… got that oscar? he’s a little too possessive of his ball, which had to be taken away… kids and dogs. they have so much in common.

spice cake and white russian

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today’s ootd is fall perfection. and it’s preppy perfection too. this time of year i love to wear sweaters. and if it has stripes? then all the better. this opens in a new windowstriped sweater is from opens in a new windowJ.Crew and is super soft thanks to the blended yarn. the opens in a new windowblue jeans are from opens in a new windowJ.Crew too. as a matter of fact, my loafers (old, opens in a new windowsimilar here) are opens in a new windowJ.Crew as well. i guess you’d say i’m having a opens in a new windowJ.Crew kinda day. but i do love this brand and have been particularly impressed with them the past year or so. they’ve got their classics with a twist groove back, and i can’t seem to leave their website without purchasing something or another.

spice cake

if you are short on time, then this cake is for you. add eggs and pumpkin to a box cake. voila! instant dessert that’s easy to make and yummy. pumpkin spice cake in a box.

spice cake and white russian

3 ingredient Spice Cake

  • 1 box Spice Cake
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 15 ounce pumpkin puree
  1. Add spice cake, two eggs and pumpkin puree to mixing bowl.

  2. Mix on high for 1 minute.

  3. Pour into 9×9 cake pan.

  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

white russian

a white russian is an easy cocktail to whip up. it’s a tasty treat all year round, but i especially love to indulge during the holiday season. this version substitutes Vanilla Cinnamon Bailey’s for Kahlua. 

White Russian

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce Baileys Vanilla Cinnamon
  • 2 ounces heavy cream
  1. Add ice to cocktail shaker.

  2. Add Bailey's, Vodka and half & half.

  3. Cover & shake to combine.

  4. Add ice.

  5. Pour into glass.

  6. Garnish with a cinnamon stick

spice cake and white russian

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spice cake and white russian

spice cake and white russian

happy friday, ladies! oscar and i wish you a lovely weekend. don’t we oscar?

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  1. Suan wrote:

    Oscar is such a handsome canine fellow! Always enjoy his pictures.

    Posted 11.13.20
  2. Suan wrote:

    I am always amazed that your a southern girl from Omaha. Have a good friend whose husband is now the zoo director there. when they came to Jacksonville,she wanted to know what pimento cheese was. Apparently they don’t have that in Chicago. Standing joke every since.

    Posted 11.13.20
  3. Mrs Julie Mycock wrote:

    Hi Beth, your front porch looks lovely, I love your sweater.
    We are watching the Golf from Augusta it looks very different at this time of the year. Wishing you Oscar and Ollie a lovely weekend x

    Posted 11.13.20
  4. Susie wrote:

    Ohhhhh, I love these two recipes! Easy is always good, plus just a few ingredients makes for little shopping during these Covid times. Quickly in and out of the store!! Win win!!

    Posted 11.13.20
  5. Sylvia Espinoza wrote:

    Often pause in gratitude for Fridays With Oscar. Always such a treat! Speaking of which, you just saved the day for my dilemma on a Fall treat for Sunday School class this weekend. I gave it 4 stars for E-A-S-Y! The post from start to finish is a great one, Beth. Appreciate all your hard work! Keep ’em coming~

    Posted 11.13.20
  6. Karen wrote:

    I make this cake often, I have a tip add 1/2 cup toffee bits and 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans to batter and sprinkle some on top, can’t keep it for more than a day it’s that good add ice cream for serving!

    Posted 11.13.20
  7. Cheryl wrote:

    Hi Beth,
    You’re looking great, as usual. Happy Friday the 13th.
    I haven’t had a White Russian in years, but saw this on your blog today and bought some Kailua while I was out and about this afternoon.
    Enjoying one now as I write this.
    Thank you for your always inspiring ideas.
    Take care!
    Cheryl 💗😷💗

    Posted 11.13.20
  8. Dear Beth

    I have been following you for a few months now and I was so sorry to hear that you lost your life partner and friend, Mr Style.

    Your advice to women over a certain age is inspirational and an uplifting experience, simply because a we get older, life becomes more challenging and sometimes in ways we least expect, therefore, it is imperative to always try to care for oneself and your blog promotes wellbeing to all over that certain age. I find the hardest area is to keep fit, I always leave to the very last thing on my list, as there is and endless list of things to do! As for clothes, am a quite like you, I mix and match from ranges, some expensive, some inexpensive and some from charity shops and on top of all that I have kept a lot of my mother’s clothes. Unfortunately, I have a range in all sizes!

    This dates back to my early days in my career, we had a shop in Glasgow called Dalys of Glasgow. I went for an interview to train as a clothes buyer and the very same week got a job in office management and I took the latter because the salary was double, so I became a secretary, personal assistant and then a Company Secretary.

    That’s just a little bit of my life, in the meantime, I am sending you Best Wishes across the pond for Thanksgiving and once again to express my sadness to you and your family.

    Kindest regards

    Christine Cosh

    Posted 11.14.20

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