Welcome to Sunday on the Bayou, folks. We'll have some cake later, but first of all, I'd like to introduce
Her book, Celestina Silvenfare: The Legend Begins, is...as the name indicates...the first in a young adult series, "Silvenfare." Published by Ink Smith Publishing.
Here's a blurb:
This book sounds great. You know I love legends!
Here are the links to buy this book!
Now that we have our books, let's have some cake fit for a goddess:
1/2 cup oil
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup creamed honey
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup honey
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 8 6-ounce custard cups.
In a large bowl, combine oil, sugar and honey until well blended, about 2 minutes. Beat in vanilla and egg. Scrape sides of bowl and beat until well combined.
In another bowl, stir together baking powder, salt and flour. Alternate adding the flour mixture and heavy cream to batter, beginning and ending with flour.
Fill each custard cup about 2/3 full of batter. Bake 20-25 minutes. DO NOT OVER BAKE. Let cool about 5 minutes then remove from pan and place each cake on a small lipped serving plate. Prepare glaze by melting butter in saucepan. Add honey and brown sugar. Bring to boil and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Poke honey cakes with a toothpick all over. Brush or spoon glaze all over each honey cake until glaze is gone. Allow cakes to cool completely.