06 May 2006

cake


best raw cake batter EVER.
Originally uploaded by deepfry.
last week i made a cake for erin's birthday. it was a major feat, not for the complexity of the recipe, but because it took EVERYTHING IN ME to resist eating the entire bowl of raw cake batter, the double batch of vanilla buttercream frosting and the strawberry filling made with strawberries from the farmers' market. i mean, look at that batter! light, fluffy, not to sweet. it was like eating a chocolate cloud.

and the buttercream. after the journey that buttercream and i embarked on, i deserved nothing less than to eat every last bit of it. it started soupy after i failed to let the melted sugar cool enough; it broke apart when i tried to rewhip it after fifteen minutes in the fridge. i thought all hope was lost. i considered a last-minute run to the store for, gasp, pre-made frosting! but i perservered and, after reheating a small portion of the frosting, adding it back to the bowl and giving it a good hand whip, it optained the most delightful glossy pink sheen. and so not only had we struggled through the ups and downs together, but, wow, did it look good. so i ate approximately my weight in buttercream and frosted the cake with the rest of it. there was even some leftover, possibly because i made a double batch for only one cake.

all this is to say, I Love Cake. especially cake made by me. it was just so fabulous to see the whole thing come together and get to sample it through the entire baking process. for my birthday, i might just make a bowl of cake batter and pour some buttercream frosting (and maybe a few strawberries) over it. oh yeah.

8 Comments:

Blogger Mrs. Delicious said...

That photo of the inside of the cake is INCREDIBLE. My god. That Erin is one lucky gal.

2:10 PM  
Anonymous april said...

I LOVE CAKE MORE!!!

4:14 PM  
Blogger Deepfry said...

april,
it's true. you are a model cake lover. i only hope to achieve a mere fraction of your cake lovingness in my lifetime. you are a true hero to aspiring cake-lovers everywhere. but even more than you love cake, you love cupcakes!

4:17 PM  
Blogger jammies said...

i would very much like that recipe. the last time i made a chocolate cake. . . . two words. disaster. hilarious. (a few more words might be burnt chocolate. also, there are still remnants of frosting on my tea kettle.)

send recipe please, deepfry. soon!

5:26 PM  
Blogger Deepfry said...

Jammies,
It's the devil's food cake recipe from the Cook's Illustrated New Best Recipes.

5:29 PM  
Blogger jammies said...

i just placed a hold on the book at seattle public library. libraries AND chocolate cake-delicious!

12:33 PM  
Blogger Heather W. said...

Could you come and make me a cake for my birthday? You have until October 9th to figure out how to make it happen. :)

12:05 AM  
Blogger mger said...

i'm glad to hear you LOVE cake... it well deserves it. I just turned 30 and for my birthday had 40 cupcakes, 2 cakes, and a pie (one of these things is not like the others). it was a cake fest of mammoth proportions. CAKE ON!

1:14 PM  

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