soooo...i'm back! or at least i think. lol. things have been preeeetty crazy but i figured what other way to come back than by sharing a super simple recipe that i came across?!
i'm kiiiiiiind of a sucker for TLC. okay, i'm a huge one. i watch cake boss (fellow jerseyans, you guys are SO much better than ace of cakes), hours and hours of say yes to the dress (i kind of LOVE randy...rachel agrees! hahaha), what not to wear, toddlers & tiaras (okay, i know but i'm a sucker for train wrecks), and NOW...inedible to incredible.
like...you KNOW i'm going to watch a show about cooking. lol. whenever i don't know what to watch, 9 times out of 10 i have food network on. and basically, that means i have it on ALL WEEKEND..unless there's a yankees game on haha
this cake recipe is insanely simple. i haven't had time to cook/bake as much as i'd like to, but i was able to fit this into my busy schedule. instead of the fruit compote recommended, i did something a little different (explained below) because i didn't want to actually put the fruit on the entire cake. i wouldn't recommend doing that unless you want to make like a centerpiece out of it, because if you don't eat the entire cake (and oh, it is preeeetty easy to polish it off because it's kinda light and airy and delicious) it's going to wind up being soggy and gross. i just put the fruit on the cake as i served it. in my opinion, this cake is a cross between a pound cake and an angel food cake...but better. haha
adapted from inedible to incredible
- 4 eggs, separated
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of flour
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
the recipe says to use a springform pan. i didn't... i just used a regular bundt type of pan. so it's really up to you. make sure the pan is greased with butter (recipe recommends a teaspoon) and coat it with a biiiit of flour too.
1. preheat over to 350 degrees.
2. beat the egg whites until peaks form. this takes a while... i'm really impatient though haha. try your best not to be like me and make sure you really have stiff peaks forming.
3. in a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar together. at first, i thought i was doing something wrong..but expect this to be pretty thick.
4. i never sift when it says sift...haha. but if you'd like, sift the flour and baking powder. then beat it into the egg yolk mixture.
5. fold in the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture. the recipe says to do this as gently as possible, but i felt that i kind of had to work it a bit. you're going to have a few little clumps..but make sure there aren't huge clumps. it won't be perfectly smooth.
6. bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. let it rest for 10 minutes before you remove it from the pan and let cool completely.
instead of the fruit compote that came along with the original recipe, i tossed some cut up strawberries and blueberries with a little bit of sugar and vanilla extract. SO simple, yet SO good.
enjoy! if you try it, let me know if you like it!
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE GO TO/EASY RECIPES?