Friday, January 1, 2010

Whipped Cream Cake

I loved this cake! Everyone loved this cake! It was light and delicate, the perfect foil for New Year's champagne or sparkling cranberry cider, topped with Ben and Jerry's Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream.

It was easy and fun to make, which I very much appreciated. Mustering through holiday celebrations this year has been more than challenging. The only step that made me wonder if I followed directions correctly was folding in the flour. It took quite a long time and just when I thought it was fully incorporated another puff of flour would appear. The flour explosions finally ceased and desisted, into the oven it went without, horror of horrors, any protective cake strip.

Is it just me or did this cause extreme anxiety to anyone else? How funny that a few short months ago I'd never before used a cake strip and now it seems inconceivable to send a cake unprotected into an inferno. And more shocking is that I actually think a bundt pan could benefit from a cake strip.

This is definitely a cake that will be made again and again, topped with summer strawberries, infused with cardamon, laced with amaretto or a flower vase in the middle.

"Bonk? Bonnnn-k-uh? Bun-tuh?....Oh, it's a cake!"

.....whispering...."there's a hole in this cake....."

( infamous scene in My Big Fat Greek Wedding)


  1. Whoo-hoo! So glad this cake didn't cause you any trouble! I can't wait to dig in!!

    PS - loved that movie!!!!!

  2. I loved that movie too! Glad your cake turned out perfect! :)

  3. Funny post as always! I loved that movie too and often said that quote (as well as the Windex quote from the movie :)).

  4. How funny, I often (cheekily) recommend Windex for whatever my friends are complaining about! The Windex joke was my favorite part of the movie. Vicki, I love the idea of adding cardamom to this cake! Yum!

  5. Your cake turned out beautiful. I'm glad everybody liked it. Funny, I was thinking of adding freshly ground cardamom next time, to experiment, and use a citrus glaze to complement the citrus notes of the cardamom in the cake :o)

  6. This just looks delicious - I can't wait to make it - so versatile!