Do you like coconut? Do you love the creamy tang of cream cheese frosting? Are pecans a nugget of crunchy goodness to your taste buds? Those are the flavors I crave every year on my birthday. All the flavors are nicely wrapped up in the package of an Italian cream cake.
Sunday I made this cake. Monday was my birthday. I savor every morsel of this cake as I won’t be tasting it again for another year. After the birthday piece has been eaten, I begin to slice and share pieces with family and neighbors. It is always sad to see the last piece go.
One year my friend insisted on making the cake for me. She has a good heart and great intentions, but not all the required ingredients. This cake must be made in three nine inch cake pans. She did not have three, so she thought she’d use a 9 x13 and a small square pan. The cake didn’t really cook all the way through. Then when she went to frost it, she didn’t have any cream cheese, but thought she could substitute sour cream. Shall I mention that is not a good substitution? Like I said, she has a good heart and great intentions. The cake, not so good.