Mount Rainier Birthday Cake

Mount Rainier National Park turned 100 years old in 1999. If you were to make a birthday cake for Mount Rainier, this one might be appropriate.

1 1/2 cups sifted flour 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon salt 1 cup milk
4 tablespoons cocoa powder 3/4 cup small marshmallows
5 tablespoons butter, melted

1)  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2) Melt butter.
3) Mix flour, sugars, salt, and cocoa in a 10-inch baking pan until the mixture 
looks like brownish sand.
4) With a spoon, create a hole in the center of the mixture so that the bottom of the pan is visible. Make a smaller holoe in another part of the pan, and an even smaller hole on the other side of the pan.
5) Pour baking soda into the second hole. pour melted butter into the big, first hole. Pour the vanilla into the last and smallest hole.
6)  Pour vinegar into the second hole and watch it bubble! When it stops foaming, pour in the milk and mix it all together until it resembles...mud!
7) Scatter marshmallows over the mixture.
8) Bake for 35 minutes. Let cool and serve.

Serves 6

Provided by the
Department of natural Resources
Division of Geology and Earth Resources
in celebration of

                         Jennifer M. Belcher - Commissioner of Public Lands