First I wanted to share how I (usually) try to start off my baking adventure. I pull up my recipe on my Kindle, smaller and easier than my laptop to have sitting on the counter.
5 eggs separated.
Yolks and sugar.
Yolks and sugar mixing until pale yellow and doubled in volume.
Yolks and sugar folded into the dry ingredients.
Here is where I really miss my whisk attachment, when I need to get egg whites to a stiff peak.
Both mixtures together.
Folded very carefully until just incorporated.
My mom thinks I make too much of a mess. Psht
The 3 milks. Can you see the layers?
holes are made over the entire cake to the milk mixture can soak into it.
This is after the mixture was poured and has absorbed into the cake.
Oh I also added some rum to mine. Why not?
I had a piece of this cake and to be honest, I wasn't thrilled. I don't understand the hype (if there is any) about this cake. There just really wasn't anything to it. Clearly it is supposed to have a soggier texture to it, but it just wasn't for me. I think there are a lot of ways to tweak it and add more subtle flavors to it, but I don't think I would try this again. I also would never order it in a restaurant. Again, it wasn't gross, just a very...um...calmed down cake? What? Meh that's the best I can do :)
Please let me know if any of you have tried this cake before and what your thoughts are. I am very curios about it!
And if you want to try it for yourself, here is the recipe!