Next time you wish to bring cake to a birthday party or a family gathering, save yourself some pain. Skip the cream or cream cheese frosting that gets smeared all over the inside of your transport container and that you need to fix up when you arrive at the actual event (preventing you from saying hi to all these wonderful people). Skip the painstakingly hand-made fondant, which is lovely for transporting, but hell to create. Sticky mess up your microwave hell. Skip spending hours and hours in the kitchen to create a multi-layered monster of a cake which turns out lovely and impressive, but ends up preventing you from having time to also shave your legs and wearing your favourite dress to the party. And skip having to take a big batch of cake back home, because it was delicious, but so deceptively plain-looking that perhaps many people didn’t even try it (they were, instead, lured in by store-bought cakes that look cool but taste like sugared cardboard; these guys clearly need to be saved from themselves).
What if, instead of trying to pick the least of these various evils, you could bake a cake that you can put together in an hour, but turns heads from the moment you carry it into the room and earns you dozens of compliments about how delicious it was as people say goodbye in the evening? Well, this is that cake. Continue reading