Monday, July 24


reverse batter might be my favorite thing for right now.
and of course,
i think by making a second version hot on the heels of the first,
i may have solidified some mandatory ingredients on the to-do list.
i mean,
rules is rules, fools,
and nobody can infringe on my decrees.
cake is dope.
and cake is comforting.
and as i've recently remarked,
as long as it's single-layered cake is for anytime you want it.
i needed to do something with my dumb hands,
so i made a smart cake.
check the teleport:

ganache on top?
that there's what you do to reverse batter cake, y'fakes.
and it's super moist and super good,
and i didn't freak it off with any moistening starches,
just the reversal of my previous technique.
who'd have guessed?
me, actually, but only just recently.
oh, and it's square.
i like that, too.
what's the order of operations?
it's like this:
preheat your oven to 365℉.
in your stand mixer, cream together:
1 cup organic sugar;
1/4 cup brown sugar;
1 tsp vanilla;
1/2 tsp powdered vanilla bean;
1 stick plant-based earth balance butter;
1/2 tsp salt.
when that's all melded into one substance, whisk in:
3/4 cup non-dairy yogurt;
and then add 1 cup non-dairy milk.
blend that together thoroughly,
and finish it off with:
2 1/2 cups sifted flour;
2 tsp bakey powder;
1 tsp bakey soda.
whip it really well, and spread it out onto a greased and floured pan.
this jaun was right-angled, and it made one helluva cake-
although, it took about 40 minutes to do it.
worth it.
the ganache had coconut oil and coconut extract in it, too.
it needed a little something exxxtra, y'know?
which is why there's also a whole heckload of toasted medium flake
unsweetened extra-super-fancy rich-people-type coconut sprankles on top.
too much is the right amount, friends.
that's a thing.
go bake a cake, guys.
it's a good idea.
how hot was it when i made this?
the F*ing frosting melted as soon as it left the fridge.
that's pretty damned hot, huh?
maybe don't do that part,
unless you LIKE blarpity bops on top.
your call, kiddo.
i'm not the boss of you.
more work?
don't mind if i do.
tomorrow, i am taking some time to get sh!t done,
outside of work,
where i only have a week left, anyway.
what a weird feeling that is.
to leave my home away from home away from home
after such a long long war.
choosing to move outward, and onward, and upwards,
was a decision i made a loooong time ago,
but now that it can actually happen,
and IS really happening,
and what with the collateral calamities that've been unfolding on all sides,
i would just like to take this moment,
on this forum,
to say:
i hope i am worthy of the undertaking.
that's all.
it's not self-doubt, nor is it passive-aggressive self-aggrandizement.
it's a genuine hope, and a genuine goal.
i'm grateful for the time i've been given,
and i strive to be equal to the task at hand;
never quiet, never soft.....

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