Thursday, May 15, 2014

Armageddon and Cake


Salted Caramel Cake

I made one yesterday from a recipe in a magazine. It called for 8 yolks and 4 eggs, nearly four cups of sugar and 1/2 pound of salted butter for the cake alone. The icing was three cups of brown sugar and two cups of confectioner's sugar and more than a pound of salted butter. It had five layers with more than a cup of icing between each layer. I know -- that's not even sort of gross.  I felt guilty making it, especially given that it was for a crowd of fifty-somethings. I guess there's a case to be made that given the fires just to the south, the crude oil spillage in a nearby neighborhood (where, evidently an above-ground pipe burst and crude oil was knee-deep in some places), the outrageously dry and hot conditions here, the insistence by many that global warming is a liberal hoax, the Clippers fiasco, the rumors of Beyonce and Jay-Z having trouble -- well, why the hell not eat Salted Caramel Cake? And throw some rose petals on top that you've plucked off a wilting rosebush as a final devil-may-care gesture.

Let us eat cake.




15 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful cake! And I say, if it's gonna make you feel better to have a decadent slice of that, so much the better. (Thank God I can't eat cake, or I'd be tempted to make it even though it's only 84 here today).

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  2. Omg! that looks divine! So buttery and flaky. I want one!

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  3. Absolutely! I'll have a thick slice please.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  4. I am not a cake person in general and I want some of that. :)

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  5. Looks absolutely scrumptious.
    And the devil may not care at all. He's so nicely liberal that way.

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  6. You and I are on the same wavelength today. I would eat that whole cake. You and I would talk all night and drink a whole bottle.

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  7. We can squabble over it like chickens. It looks - and sounds - heavenly, rose petals purely for flair. Mmmm mmmmm. xo

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  9. That is the sort of cake where all you need is a sliver and you shiver from the deliciousness and are satisfied.

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  10. I would eat the hell out of that cake right about now.

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  11. I'd eat that cake with you. And fight over the last forkful. And then I'd go into a sugar-coma and you could scrape up the last swipes of frosting and eat a few rose petals while you're at it. Some days call for excess. You've got it down with this cake!

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