Sunday, July 5, 2009

An interesting cake

That's what my hubby told me. That he had ordered an interesting cake.

He came home with this:

Couldnt tell what it was at first.

Then, when I cut it, it was hard. I took a few bites of the crumbly bits that fell off. Left no impression on me. He said it's the red velvet cake from a shop called: "Food for thought". Have never heard of that cake nor the shop before.

Anyway, had a heavy dinner that night, so didnt think much about the cake.

Next morning, decided to do a search on the cake and the cake shop. Food for Thought according to their web page ".. is a quirky little indie diner where you can get great comfort food at a fair price, have fascinating conversations, find new friends and discover simple ways to give back to the local and global community."

"They believe in serving the community. Part of Food for Thought’s profits go into social causes that they support - including School of Thought’s Financial Aid Scheme for underprivileged students. Tap water is also served free there but you have the option to donate to international well-building projects instead so that other people may have free water someday as well. They also try to work as much as possible with local farmers, local cottage industries and collectives to support small businesses with a heart." ...

I managed to find numerous websites sharing recipes for red velvet cakes, but one particular blog that I read said something about how delicious it was eating this cake (ie the one baked by Food for thought) at room temperature.

So that afternoon, I decided to have another slice, this time at room temperature. It was ... oh! so delicious. It was no longer dry and crumbly, and with the cream cheese topping, it is a cake that you can get addicted to! Naturally, I went for a 2nd slice!

Interesting cake indeed!! And the best part, you are contributing towards a good deed when you purchase the cake!


Uncle Lee said...

Hello Lady, read your lively posting and couldn't help smiling.
Why not your surprise your hubby with this recipie.
It is Elvis Presley's favorite cake.

His mom Glady's used to bake for him. Then his cook.
Here it is with my compliments.
If you do make it, let me know or see it, *wink*...and keep a slice for me, and iced coffee, ha ha. Just kidding.

You have a nice day, and keep a song in your heart, Lee.

Elvis Presley Cake
(As made by Mary Jenkins his personal cook)

1 white cake mix
1 medium can crushed pineapple (in its own juice)
2 cups sugar
1 pkg. 8-oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup soft margarine
16 oz. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans

Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch cake pan.
Bake cake as directed on pkg.
Combine pineapple (including juice) and sugar in saucepan and bring to boil.

Set aside In a separate bowl mix cream cheese, margarine, vanilla, powdered sugar and pecans. Cream well.
When cake is cool , spoon on pineapple and sugar mixture, then frost with cream mixture

Bet it'll get your hubby all shook up. Lee.

iml said...

Found out that this place is just across from the national Lib. Might just drop by there for lunch one day.

JoMel said...

hmmm.. interesting cake indeed. so the key is to eat it at room temperature! Do you know that cheesecakes too taste best after it's been left out of the fridge for 30 mins to an hour?