I made an ‘everyday’ cake today—a whip-it-out sort of chocolate sheet cake. I normally don’t frost my everyday cakes, but I had a hankering for peanut butter with chocolate, so I looked for a peanut butter icing recipe…and didn’t find one I really liked the look of.
So I tried a new one—a broiled icing—a hot mixture of butter, honey and peanut butter spread on the warm cake and lightly broiled.
“Hmmm…Looks like moth-eaten dragon breath,” said my daughter when she saw it.
“Caramel sludge!” declared my son.
“It looks more like a disease than an icing,” I said.
But the disparaging comments ended when we tasted it—very nutty and not too sweet.
“Pretty good, even if it does look…weird.”
For an everyday cake, that’s really all that matters.