Monday, September 20, 2010

shhh! It happens...

Well, Saturday I spent the day with my mom and dad.  We "celebrated" my dad's 100th day post transplant, as it is a milestone for transplant patients.  To help celebrate, I made a cake.  Because you can't have a celebration without CAKE!  After much deliberating, I decided on a lemon pound cake.  Glazed Lemon Pound Cake to be specific.  I know, yum!  I even made the cake as written - no changes or substitutions.  Yes, I'm shocked too.  However, I didn't quite follow ALL the directions.  Such as "spray budnt pan with nonstick baking spray with flour".  Apparently, WITH FLOUR is key here.

yep, non-stick my ass.
I sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray, but obviously, that wasn't enough.  If I had gone with the recipe that called for multiple sticks of butter, this probably wouldn't have happened.  But noooo, I had to be more health conscience.  Not that there is anything healthy about this cake.  So, what did I do?  Did I cry?  No.  Did I bake another cake?  Hell no. (pronounced HAY-ell no)
I slapped that baby back together, poured some glaze on it (which held it all together nicely) and called it a day.  My dad nevers wears his glasses anyway.  I knew he wouldn't notice.  (He thought my chocolate chips waffles were a steak.)  And I knew my mom wouldn't care, because she's cool like that. 

So, we had cake.  Less than picture perfect, but pretty freakin' good.
Ingredients - recipe from busycooks.about.com
•2-1/2 cups flour

•1-1/2 cups sugar

•2-1/2 tsp. baking powder

•1/2 tsp. baking soda

•1/4 tsp. salt

•1/2 cup orange juice

•1/4 cup lemon juice

•3/4 cup canola or safflower oil     I used canola

•2 tsp. vanilla

•4 eggs        I only used 3 eggs b/c the hubs bought HUGE jumbo eggs - they had to be from a mutant chicken

•1-3/4 cups powdered sugar

•1/2 cup lemon juice

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray 12 cup bundt pan with nonstick baking spray with flour. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and soda, salt, orange juice, 1/4 cup lemon juice, oil, vanilla, and eggs. Beat well until combined.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake at 325 degrees F for 40-50 minutes until dark golden brown. While cake is in oven, combine powdered sugar and 1/2 cup lemon juice and whisk to blend.

Remove cake from oven, beat powdered sugar mixture again, and carefully spoon 1/2 of the lemon and powdered sugar mixture over cake. Loosen edges of cake and turn out onto serving plate. Slowly drizzle remaining lemon mixture over cake. Let cool.
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It was very good.  I don't know if I would call it a pound cake, b/c it wasn't as dense as normal pound cake, but definitely a good cake.  Next time, I will play around with the ingredients just to see if I can make it with less fat, and I will add blueberries!  B/c I love lemon and blueberries.  The glaze is very sweet and very tart at the same time.  I think some lemon zest would be a good addition to the cake as well as adding some orange juice to the glaze.  Damn, now I want to make another cake.  Guess me and Mr. T. Two will be heading to the grocery store.  Always fun with a 2 yr. old.  Hope everyone had a FABU weekend!

3 comments:

  1. I love that you made another cake! I think I'd have done the same...time pending, of course :) Congrats on your dad's transplant, that's wonderful! I work with kidney transplants now and it warms my heart every day to see that success!

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  2. congrats to your dad! That's so awesome!

    I love your cake quick fix. We've all been there. My solution is usually to smother it in frosting. Sounds delicious!

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  3. Wow - 100 days - glad he's doing good!

    I would definitely do the blueberry/lemon combo - its one of my favorites! :D

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