Yesterday's bizarre discovery began with a request from Mr. T for a coffee cake. This led to digging through the tried-and-tested cookbooks, Betty Crocker, The Walker Methodist Church Ladies, The Heritage Cookbook, and finally The Cake Doctor. I've yet to find a Cake Doctor recipe that didn't taste great. Seriously, if you're going to buy one more cookbook in this lifetime, The Cake Doctor Cookbook is the one you want. Every recipe begins with a cake mix and builds from there. Foolproof and delicious every single time. I've probably made half of the cakes in the cookbook, but yesterday was my first attempt at Sock-It-To-Me Cake.
It was the closest to a coffee cake recipe I could find in all those dang cookbooks, which sort of surprised me. (For the record, I was in the mood for Rice Krispie Treats, but some scavenging children had eaten all the marshmallows in the pantry.) But I had all of the required ingredients to make it, so Sock-It-To-Me, baby.
After putting the cake in the oven (in a bundt pan), I read the fine print at the end of the recipe.
Do you see that, reader?
In what world does one FREEZE a CAKE for SIX MONTHS?
I mean, I get making a double-batch of chili and freezing it. Freezer jam. The random frozen casserole. But a CAKE? Who on earth would go to the trouble to bake a cake and then freeze it for six months and then take it out to defrost overnight before eating it?
Furthermore, who bakes a cake like this and then tests the freezing method for six months before eating it? In my world you bake a cake to eat cake. Immediately. Like, while it's still a bit warm and melting on your tongue with all kinds of golden buttery goodness. With a cup of coffee and a little chit-chat before the homework shift begins. Can you imagine baking a cake, filling your house with the smell of baked cake and then wrapping it tightly in foil to FREEZE? To this I can only say: WTF, Cake Doctor?
The cake you see in the photo above is the actual Sock-It-To-Me Cake I baked yesterday. As of this morning it is 2/3 GONE. Cakes have an average lifespan of 48 hours at Chez Green Girl. Team Testosterone's Verdict: Sock-It-To-Me Cake is a winner.