- Date: Saturday, May 10, 2008 -- 7pm
- Location: Somerville, MA
- Kitchen: Matty's Apartment
- Fellow Chef: Ricky
- Dining Companions: Matty, Matt, Mike, Ana, Craig, Grace, Alex, Gunther, Angelica, Jenny, Vero, and Pam
- Recipe Rating: B-
This is the last of the 14 recipes that we made for the mayonnaise tasting last weekend! The Book promised that this cake would become a staple in my household. It promised to be the be all end all of yellow cake -- just as easy as a cake mix and much more delicious. In reality, it was just ok. The flavor was fine, although a touch bland. But the texture was too dry. It might have been good split into layers and filling with a moist filling (maybe also soaked with a flavored soaking syrup), but just plain, with frosting, it was not top notch. Everyone agreed that it pretty mediocre. It was certainly not a recipe that I will make again and again. There are better yellow cake recipes out there!
Here is the recipe for the cake (without the frosting).
Tomorrow I am off to Chicago, and despite my best intentions of getting everything done that I wanted to before my trip, I still have a huge to do list in front of me! None of the things left on the list are absolutely essential, so however much I get done will just have to do. My trip to Chicago has two fun purposes! The first few days I will be staying with Vigleik and Shihchi, which is always a good time. V and I have been working on a joint project for some time now, so we are getting together and work. Then, on Saturday I am going to Deniz's bridal shower and her bachelorette party! I am very much looking forward to it!
The only aspect of the weekend that I am not looking forward to is the traveling. I haven't flown in over a month now (can you believe it!), and I have been very much enjoying a leisurely, air-travel free lifestyle. Oh well. It had to end eventually!