So for this week’s Beardy Boyfriend Weekly Bake, I decided to try a recipe from Marian Keyes’ book, Saved by the Cake. I bought this book for three reasons. (1) Because she’s one of my favourite authors and an answer to everyone who says chick lit can’t be feminist! (2) Because as someone who suffers from severe OCD, I find the baking process to be incredibly calming for me. (3) The cheesecakes. Amazing. I have rarely seen a cookbook with such a cheesecake focus!
For Beardy Boyfriend to bring in to the worksite, I’m always looking for simple cake and loaf recipes for him to bring to work. This one seemed promising.
The recipe is a basic vanilla cake, but with one exception: bathing it in “three milks” (condensed milk, evaporated milk and double cream.) I thought it seemed like an interesting process, so I gave it a go overnight. Marian’s book warned me that the results might be mixed and I definitely had some milky residue at the end of it!
I put slightly more milk in than the recipe called for, but at the end of it? A delicious (if just a wee bit messy) vanilla cake. And the milk really does make a difference. I’d definitely recommend checking out the book!