I made a note to myself at Club 33 in Disneyland to learn to make a good pineapple upside down cake after tasting how delicious theirs was. I wanted to find a version with the amaretto liquor flavor that they had, but haven’t had any luck, so instead, I decided to try a very highly rated recipe I found online as I waited for the newest expansion pack for Civilization to download and install from Steam.
The verdict? The yellow cake recipe that makes up the foundation is now my go-to yellow cake batter. That’s it. I’m done looking. It’s perfect. However, this is not my pineapple upside down cake. I was hoping to avoid pulling a 10-year project like the cinnamon roll recipe, but at this point it can’t be avoided. I’m going to have to find a base recipe for those amaretto German liquor cakes, and modify it to accommodate the pineapple upside down cake ingredients. It’s just chemistry, so I’ll figure it out in the end. I will be able to produce that delicious cake, or at least something equally as wonderful.
But, seriously, the batter … it’s out of this world. It’s entirely butter, sugar, eggs, cake flour, baking powder, and salt but the constitution makes it unlike anything I’ve ever tried. It was like eating fluffy clouds. That’s the best thing to come out of it, which was completely unexpected.
Tomorrow, I’ll have to drop this off at the office or take it to my family members. This is a lot of cake, so there is no way we’ll be able to finish it. The good news is, if anyone wants to make it themselves, it’s an easy recipe. It’s not nearly as involved as that double-layer coffee-infused chocolate cake. My favorite cake, though, remains the lemon beehive cake I make during the spring and summer. I haven’t yet done it this year, so I need to get on that. Still, I just need to accept that I like pies more, especially that granny smith apple pie I make.
At this point, I made the icing, but you’ve seen me do that before so I didn’t put up pictures.
It’s been a good day … first the changes to the KRIP portfolio, which added oil, gas, and mining giants to the investments, then the Civilization launch date, trying cake recipes … and I fell asleep for a few hours in the afternoon. Nothing crazy or earth shattering, but just life. I’m ready to go to bed. It’s 2:57 a.m. here and I need sleep.