Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Best Vanilla Cake

Cherries and Cake by Bombay Foodie

The shortest book review in the history of our book club:
The book was My Life from Scratch by Gesine Bullock-Prado. I didn't like it.

Despite the lackluster storyline, the book did have some interesting recipes. I chose to bake Gesine's all purpose vanilla cake. Her cafe sells this as golden eggs - egg shaped cake drenched in butter and sugar. I baked regular muffins, adding some pitted cherries for flavor.

The cherries all sunk to the bottom though so what you see up tops is cherry jam, also homemade, circa yesterday.

So is this the best vanilla cake? If the top was a bit less moist, which it could get to with adjustments in baking time, it well may be.

3 comments:

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

the pic makes the cake drool-worthy. I am going to take your word for it :)

Srivalli said...

Well I thought the best vanilla cake came from you!..never mind your picture makes it look drool worthy however be the verdict..:)..maybe you should post your own best vanilla cake Simmi

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I actually had high hopes of that book! So sad :( The cake looks nice, good use of cherries :)