I wield my longest blue-handled knife (“Bluey” – thanks, Josie) to layer a big fresh-baked cake. I love the sound of whipping butter into airy frosting, and swirling big swirls, and piping words of joy in loopy, happy chocolate script.
But that’s not the best part of making birthday cakes. The best part is the Cake Pancake.
Here, a ten-inch dark chocolate cake is almost done. I am not thinking “hey, good height,” I am thinking “ooh…good cake pancake!”
About 5 to 10 minutes after a cake comes out of the oven, Bluey here goes to work.
Line the knife up flat on the edge of the cake pan,
and saw, back and forth, using the pan edge as a guide.
A particularly handsome and robust cake pancake may require an extra hand.
Saw all the way through, and carefully claim your greedy chocolate treasure…
…like so. Now, shut the windows, pull the blinds and hide it from the kids, because…
…it’s Cake Pancake! The best snack known to snacking kind.
So versatile – and reversible, too. Like two chocolate snacks in one!
No waiting, no frosting…no silverware. Greg and Josie long ago identified this overlooked “scrap” and named it. In our house, it’s more hotly anticipated than the cake itself.
So get baking! Tomorrow’s Sunday…and Cake Pancake for breakfast goes down pretty good.