Thursday, April 15, 2010

Busy Day Cake

Glee is back, Glee is back! I found myself getting hopelessly addicted to Glee last season, like, oh, half of America. I was borderline distraught when it went on hiatus, and so, so happy when it came back.

My friend Emi came over on Tuesday to watch with the roommates and me, an occurrence which obviously necessitated the making of cake. She'd never been to our apartment, see, AND our favorite show was back. Two things to celebrate. Plus, it had been a year since I'd made busy-day cake.

You all read Orangette, right? If you don't, you should start. Molly's descriptions of food and the stories that go with them are so wonderful, so luscious, so nice, if you will, that I often find myself cooking the dishes she writes about within days of reading the posts. Such was the case with busy-day cake. I will never forget my roommate coming into our tiny kitchen, the one that housed the bunnies and looked out on the most charming tiny backyard in the world, to ask me what I was doing making cake at ten o'clock at night. But, you see, I had read what Molly had to say about Edna Lewis and the busy-day cake, and I had to have it. Once you read that post, you will, too, and you won't regret it: served with sliced strawberries and a glass of milk, it makes a delicious high-school-musical-melodrama-watching snack. The next morning with a cup of tea, it makes a delicious, if indulgent, breakfast. It's all gone already, but I'm already planning to make it again next week. I won't let it be a year in between times again.


  1. I actually wasn't totally thrilled with Glee, I think I hyped it up too much in my head, I'm hoping next week (Madonna! Squeeee!) will make up for it.

  2. i'm coming over to your house to watch glee next time. i want some cake, too!

  3. Ohmygoodness Abbie--you've brought me back! My mom used to make busy day cake all the time when I was little. She'd dust the top with confectioner's sugar and serve it right out of the pan. Thanks for helping me remember!

  4. Baking that late at night is just something you do in college...I love it :)

  5. GLEE and gets no better!

  6. I have been there...when the baking bug bites, I say go for it!!!! This cake looks absolutley devine!

  7. I'm afraid to start watching Glee. It's one more show to get addicted to. Maybe once LOST is done I'll start.

    Did you make this cake for us last year?

  8. it's a if you were reading my mind. I've been wanting, no craving, such a cake with strawberries, or strawberry cream. I had to make do with an apple crisp instead :-(

  9. Oh hi. Thanks for stopping by and commenting at my place- it's so encouraging and so fun to read little "hello"s from people I've never met.
    Your blog is so, so cute!
    Food pictures rope me in, I guess.
    The cake looks delicious.
    But I really like all of it.
    It'll be bookmarked, you'll see.

    Anyway, have a great little Tuesday night!

  10. yumm this looks so delicious!!



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