Dury’s eyes are beginning to turn red, which along with him everting his hemipenes marks him as a male.
His weight today was 280g (~10 oz).
2/3C Sour Cream
2 2/3C All Purpose Flour
2tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 3/4 Stick Butter
1 1/2C Sugar
1C Dark Brown Sugar
1 Tbs Vanilla Extract
Cream eggs, sugar, butter together. Sour cream and cocoa mixed in a separate bowl. Remainng ingredients are mixed in a separate bowl. Mix the three bowls contents in batches alternating until everything is incorporated. Mix until everything is well incorporated. Avoid over-mixing as this will produce a more tough textured cake. Bake at 375F, checking after 40 minutes for doneness.
Our beloved curmudgeonly turtle has gained some weight. He now weighs 142 grams almost a third of a pound. When we were given him he was under 40 grams.