Im just gunna tell it like it is. I do not like rice pudding. I do not like it. If my Grandma’s rice pudding doesnt cut it, Dorie’s rice pudding recipe will not change my mind. With that in mind.. Nikki and I went rogue. She has been bitching for months and months about no one picking the cover cake. And I have to say I agree, why has no one picked that damn cake yet?!?
I meant to make this on Saturday, but we ended up going out of town. Then, I told Nik I would make it last night, no dice. I ended up playing LittleBigPlanet with jaos and the kids till bedtime, and then it was Gossip Girl time. Hey, shut up. Leave my guilty pleasures alone. I like GG!
I finally got around to making the cake this morning. Unfortunately, I was out of wax paper, so I did not line the cake pans. The cake stuck. It turned out ok since you are supposed to crumble part of the cake anyhow. My layers didnt rise much and I had trouble cutting them in half. Once in half, they fell apart during assembly. Thank god frosting is the mightly glue of all glues. You would never know that 2 of the layers fell into 3 pieces and I put the puzzle back together and glued them into place.
I went out on my own with the frosting. While the kids like marshmallowy frosting, I prefer something with more weight to it. I had 5 packages of cream cheese in the fridge, so there we had frosting. I made the cream cheese frosting from Bills Big Carrot Cake. I doubled the recipe. Added a half cup of cocoa powder and then added coffee concentrate to half. I filled with the mocha cream cheese frosting, topped with the chocolate cream cheese frosting, and then lathered on the crumbs.
Looks pretty good to me. Ill try and get a picture once its sliced.
Thanks for going rogue with me Nik. And dont worry hardcore TWD’ers. We understand this does not count as the weekly recipe. But, at least we baked, right??