Saturday, July 10, 2010

sweet.

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

cream cake 


cake ingredients
- 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?

25 comments:

Ashley said...

Oooooh my gosh that sounds delicious! My favorite recipes? Hm, anything that I can pop in the microwave for 2-3 minutes and then eat, LoL! I think the only thing I can really make is a pot of pasta, or sautee some (previously frozen) pierogies - I'm incredibly cooking challenged!

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

The Favour Shoppe said...

mmmmmmm sounds yummy!

Mia Delessi said...

I'd like to eat that

Tracie said...

I make a pineapple upside down cake in a skillet and put it in the oven. FANTASTIC!! By the way I love Cake Boss too!!

Leah said...

Looks like an easy recipe... I don't sift too even if they say sift. I find it a waste of time. Hahaha!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend! xoxo

Rosie Unknown said...

That looks delicious!

I don't really cook or bake much, but I do make some damn fine cappuccino nanaimo bars, they are easy though :P

Dear Danielle said...

looks. so. good.

- Danielle

Sydnie said...

This looks so delicious! Angel food cake with mixed fruit and whipped cream on top is my favorite recipe ... I could eat it all day!

Sydnie
www.takemeouttotherunway.blogspot.com

Josie said...

I'm all about TLC... Say Yes to the Dress, What Not to Wear... Genius! I'm so glad you're back, my dear, and what a way to start -- this looks so yummy!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Martwa Marta said...

glad, that you're back.
i have to try this recipe!

hiyaluv said...

oh that looks divine! and i am totally luving your blog roll!
smiles,
gina
ps-i have been meaning to tell you-i like your twitter pic:)

Jammer said...

That looks so good! I think I might actually be able to make that haha

Couture Carrie said...

Yummy post, darling!
I love Cake Boss!

xoxox,
CC

FashionJazz said...

Welcome back, This looks divine : ) Happy Sunday xxx

Leia said...

YUM!


Leia's Delights

Style, She Wrote said...

Looks delish. Can't wait to try for myself. I love making s'mores! Definitely a quick recipe in the summer.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Looks yummy! I love Cake Boss! Such a great show :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

I am SO trying out that recipe! Seriously, I am the worst cook - I am far better at microwaving things!! :P

Clare said...

Oh my wooord! this looks WONDERFUL! I want to make thiiis!

la petite fashionista said...

TLC is my guilty pleasure channel for sure! & that cake looks so yummy; perfect summer dessert!

misslikey said...

looks deliciouso

bananas. said...

if that tastes anything like a strawberry shortcake them consider me sold! i love fresh fruit on desserts.

J said...

i love TLC as well! say yes to the dress, love that show! wow such little ingredients seems so simple i def will try this! thanks!

StuddedLilly said...

you have such a cute blog! and that looks delicious!
xxjess

Maddy said...

That looks so yummy! And the fresh strawberries are perfect for the summertime :) But baking in this heat?! Lol! No thanks! I'll leave that to the professionals and masochists ;o)

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