Have you seen this cake on Pinterest yet ? I don't know how you could miss it-everyone has been pinning it for days. When I first spotted it I immediately went to the blog :White on Rice Couple, since they had just posted it. I love everything that Diane and Todd do on their blog. I probably have more of their recipes bookmarked and saved than anyone else's on the web. And their pictures of this cake are absolutely gorgeous. So of course I had to try it out. The recipe is fairly simple. And after coming off my marathon Cubano Croissant recipe I needed something simple and sweet. If you don't like custard I wouldn't recommend this cake-it is after all a custard cake ! I took Diane & Todd's advice to beat the egg whites in a copper bowl, but if you don't have a copper mixing bowl just add the vinegar to the egg whites as called for in the recipe.
This cake goes into the oven in an 8 x 8 pan almost filled to capacity-I thought it was a little too thin of a cake batter,but oh boy was I wrong. When it was finished baking it had souffled higher than the pan edges. By the time I got my camera the cake had sank a little. I checked Diane & Todd's pictures and I wasn't worried. This cake looks so unassuming coming out of the oven-don't let that fool you.
The smell of the vanilla custard was hard to resist and before it had a chance to properly cool, I was cutting a little tiny piece out of the corner to test it. Holy Custard Cake Batman-this is indescribably delicious. Addictive, not too sweet with the puffy top cake layer, the creamy firm custard layer and a very thin bottom cake layer. Swoon. When you make this,here is a winning bet for you; bet the other person that they just can't eat one piece-you will win-trust me. I had to quickly wrap up little packages of this deliciousness for my neighbors. Otherwise it would have been about 3 hours on the treadmill for me.
This recipe is definitely a keeper. I can't wait to try it out when we are camping and see how it bakes up in Ruby our camper van. I know one thing, sharing this around the campground will result in friends for life.
Go ahead, try it, so very good with a hot cup of espresso. Head over to Diane & Todd's blog for the recipe : White on Rice Couple. Bon Appetit !
" A party without cake is really just a meeting"-Julia Child