Thursday, April 13, 2017

Mud Cakes You Can Eat!

Happy Spring! After cleaning and getting your yard and home ready for the warm weather, relax and take a break! Don't let mud cake your roof, instead try one of our favorite treats we wanted to share with you!

Mud Cakes

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 30 min


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 dash sal
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 1/2 cups pecan (optional)
  • 4 cups mini marhmallows
  • 1 (16 ounce) package powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 cup softened butter


  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and lightly grease a 9x13"baking pan.
  2. in a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the cocoa to the saucepan and stir; remove saucepan from heat. 
  3. Pour melted butter mixture into a mixing bowl and add sugar and eggs, mix until blended. Add the vanilla, then mix in the flour and salt. Stir in the pecans (if using). Pour batter into prepared pan and cook for 33-35 minutes or until done. 
  4. To make the frosting, combine all of the frosting ingredients and mix until smooth. Spread frosting on cooled cake. If your frosting is too think, add more milk. 
  5. Sprinkle pecans and chocolate chips on top of frosting and enjoy! 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Spring Cleaning!

After a long winter we love seeing the weather get warmer. With temperatures rising we know spring cleaning is around the corner! Here are a couple of quick tips from our family at Elite Roofing to yours.

Before starting make sure to have the following tools: work gloves, safety glasses, a bucket, yard waste recycling bin, a ladder with stand-offs, and a water hose.

1.      Hand scrape and remove any debris out of the gutters then rinse with a hose. It is important to have clean gutters because this will control the flow of rainwater and protect the roof, walls, and foundation of your home. 

2.     Cut back tree limbs at least 3 feet from your roof and the gutters. This will help with easy access when cleaning but will also prevent trees from damaging your home on a windy day and algae growth. 

3.     Do an all-around inspection of your roof. After a long winter there could be moss, mold, or loss of shingles. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at 502-643-4333. We would love to answer any questions! 

Remember…most of the time your roof needs to be cleaned, not replaced.

*Before cleaning gutters, remember ladder safety is everything.  Make sure the ladders feet dig into the ground. It is always a good idea to put something heavy at the base of the feet to prevent it from kicking out.  Slope the ladder at a 4' to 1' ratio before climbing on and be sure that the ladder extends 3' above the gutter.  It is also extremely unsafe to use metal ladders near overhead electrical / power lines.