Rum Baba

January 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

Last week Ben and Sarah refused to let me leave their apartment without trying some rum cake:

(Alright so you never have to make me eat dessert, but still)– I loved it.

Nothing fancy here; plain yellow cake gets doused in copious amounts of butter and rum, the glaze concentrating along its outer edges to produce that intoxicating play between moist and crunchy achieved only after numerous baths of melted sugar coating.

So sweet and more than a tad boozy: just the way I like ’em.



October 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

Perhaps subconsciously inspired by recent cookie and cake truffle purchases from Momofuku, over the weekend some friends and I made this birthday cake:

We went for a traditional white cake/chocolate frosting combination but used sour cream in both to temper the sugar from, oh, just a few sprinkles tossed in:

I’d say it was quite the success.

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