Polish Pound Cake

Ana and I had a baking day with her boys.  She had a craving for the Polish Pound Cake that she grew up on and it turns out its absolutely delicious! We had some sticking issues and it turned out looking like this:

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We are looking for something to substitute for the bourbon the recipe calls for.  The piece I brought home for Andrew had none of the frosting due to how incredibly alcoholic it’s was.  It’d not going to make you truly drunk,  but it’s very strong.  The flavor is fantastic though so we need to find something to sub out the booze without changing the way it tastes.

It’s a must make again!

Lamb Cake and Other Treats

It’s been a while since I posted and I’m sorry about that.  I’ve been baking away and have completely forgotten to take pictures!

This post will basically list the baked goods off (with a guest appearance by Joan and her lovely lamb cake). There were actually a lot of treats in the last couple of weeks.  I took some vacation between classes and spent a bit of it creating some hits.  There were also busy day cupcakes….

So for the birthday gathering we had family over and I made birthday themed goodies.  I used the Devils Food Cupcake recipe and modified it for Allison’s chocolate piece.  It worked out great! I’m not wonderful yet with decorating,  but the cake was delicious! Instead of Devils Food cake mix and Devils Food pudding I used traditional chocolate cake mix and cheesecake pudding. With cream cheese frosting, it was a hit! I feel like I’m getting a real handle on that recipe.  I’d like it to be truly from scratch and not based in boxed mixes,  but one step at a time. 

I also made busy day cupcakes.  Mom used to make busy day cake when I was a kid.  She made it for birthdays a lot of the time. I made the mistake of putting the recipe into weight watchers as is and between the dense cake and the “buttered frosting” it came out to 19 smart points per piece! So I went ahead and made it into cup cakes and frosted it with Betty Crocker chocolate frosting (2 points as opposed to 10). They were all done and I was so excited to taste the flavor of my youth… I forgot the cupcake liners?

They were like weirdly frosted muffins.  I mean we ate them,  but they weren’t great. 

Ok.  Well it wasn’t a total bust.  The cake was great and for Easter Joan made this:

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I helped with the pink jelly beans for the ears.  🙂 Later!