Saturday, May 8, 2010

Let Them Eat Cake!!


Yesterday I got an urge for a dessert. Now as some of you know I pretend I'm creative in the kitchen and make up recipes and whatnot. So I decided I wanted to bake a homemade Angel's Food Cake. Actually I wanted to make delicious fruity fillings and slice an Angel's Food Cake into sections and make layers of yummyness. Well in my research I found that homemade AFC (because I'm too lazy to type out Angel's Food Cake all the time) is supposed to be infinitely better than the store bought kind.

Now if I'm going to have a dessert, since I don't have them ALL the time I want it to be decadent and the best there is so I can savor it. So, of course, I need to bake a homemade one.

OMG!! It was surprisingly fun to make. After I researched all about AFC's and what were the primary ingredients, then I hit the kitchen. A little of this, a little of that and I'd made meringue. Which is totally exciting too.. (I'm such a food slut) the only difference between meringue and AFC is the flour you add in. (So I have a total urge to make a meringue pie now -- but I digress)

So now my cake is in the oven - bake, bake, baking and my house smells absolutely delicious. And I made two fruity fillings that look and taste forbidden but are surprisingly unbad for you -- a strawberry and a pineapple filling. And then I got blackberries to add to the strawberries I'm going to slice and decorate the top with.

Your mouths are watering aren't they? I'm going to be even more evil -- because if it turns out as beautiful in real life as it looks in my head -- I'm posting PICTURES!!!!

The best thing about all this is AFC has practically NO FAT and I read somewhere (I'm not 100% it's true) that it takes more calories to eat and digest it than there are actual calories in it! NEGATIVE CALORIES!!! How exciting is that????



Melanie Avila said...

I love AFC for that very reason. :)

Janna Qualman said...

It looks pretty darn fab.

I wish I had half the excitement you do when it comes to baking and experimenting. You're so good with that!

My word verif. is traggic. That's what I am in the kitchen.

Diane said...

That cake looks great. I just did a blog post on pies. Dessert on the brain here! :O)