Carinae’s Cake

Saturday, 2 April, 2011

I know I’ve been remiss in posting nail polish stuff of the day, but I’ve spent the week baking. I know you’re thinking I’m nuts for baking in such pretty weather, but I couldn’t help it!

I really felt the need to bake – I’ve been feeling off kilter for a few days and I thought if I got my bake on I’d improve. Mercifully baking wasn’t off, but the rest of me was. If I had messed up on baking things, I’d have cried. I made blueberry scones on Tuesday and then I made up a cake that’s been cooking in my head. It’s been dying to get out and when I pulled it all together, it was pretty darn tasty if I do say so myself.

I included the recipe at the end of the post. Hope you enjoy!

Everything in this recipe is from scratch, save the bananas, pineapples and strawberries. I couldn’t make up my mind between a white cake/angel food base or a butter cake. I decided on butter cake because…well, I’m a huge fan of butter cakes, aka yellow cakes.

You can easily do a shortcut on this cake by making everything from the box – cake, canned custard and jello instant vanilla pudding – if you’re in a time crunch. However, I do implore that you at least try it once from scratch. I guarantee you will love it best that way. I know I do!

When I first told hubby about this cake he was overjoyed because I told him what was going in it and he went, “OMG. YOU’RE MAKING TRIFLE!” I guess it could be construed as trifle, but it wasn’t. At least not in assembly.

I hope you like it as much as I did.

Carinae’s Cake

Thank you, Elliot!
Blueberry scones