Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year -- and Smith Island Cake

Happy 2009! To start the new year, I decided to make a Smith Island cake, a 10-layer cake I'd read about several months ago. (The cake has since become the official cake of Maryland.) The basic recipe seems pretty much the same for all the recipes I saw, but the icing recipe in the Washington Post was simpler--and didn't make enough. Thus, to cover the outside I made a simple dark chocolate ganache and let it drizzle down the sides. I cut the recipe in half and used six-inch cake pans as it was just the four of us, but we still ended up with eight large servings, which is more than enough. A view from the inside ... The whole thing I also made homemade mac (penne) and cheese for dinner


J, said...




(you know something is really good when a person loses the capacity to express himself in words and can only manage primitive sounds)

Kt said...

Thanks! :-D It IS really good ... why are you all the way across the country? I'd share.

ELR said...

I'm not sure which I like better, homemade mac and cheese or chocolate cake! Both among my favorites. They both look great.