Continuing with the comfort food theme, Arleen McC made this delicious cake when I visited in the fall. It was so lovely and rich. Here is a double chocolate cake recipe by Ina Garten. So think about cakes ( I know MMM, you prefer pie and Rob B what about you, certified pie taster?) but what is your basic cake preference?
Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting?
Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Frosting?
Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Frosting?
Granted we know there are Martha Washington and Hummingbird cakes, Pound cakes and cheesecakes and Orange or Lemon, Almond and Spice, Marble and Boston Creme Pie……Today I am thinking basic combinations.
And Mark your birthday is coming up and I know that Angel Food Cake is your first choice. No icing. You didn’t even like the frosting when you were one!
Cupcakes are all the rage in a lot of places these days but my sister says the amount of frosting is disproportionate to the amount of cake which is the part she likes to eat. We have all seen kids at birthday parties eat all the frosting and leave the cake part untouched or vice versa. There are lines around the block like waiting for tickets to a rockstar concert at Magnolia’s in Greenwich Village on Bleecker Street.
Just last week Laura baked a classic 1-2-3-4 cake with vanilla icing for her Mom-in-Law 2B and it was well received.
show details May 21 (3 days ago)
Finish the meal–
wait a bit.
Not many folks
keep a layer cake on hand.
It is usually a special occasion.
I like to serve dessert
on my grandmother’s glass plates.
The addition of fresh berries
and or ice cream can’t hurt!