Par-tay! Oh, wait. That was Sunday. Super Eric's Birthday Bowl Sunday. Can we say Fat Sunday? How about whipped cream walnut cake with fudge tracks ice cream? How about chips and cheese sauce? That cake is really too good.
Here's the recipe:
2 C cake flour, sift, remeasure 2 C
Resift twice with
2 3/4 teaspoons double-acting baking powder
1 1/3 C sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 C ground walnuts
1 C chopped walnuts
Whip until stiff
1 C cold whipping cream
Add gradually, stirring until smooth
1/2 C water
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Whip until stiff but not dry
3 egg whites
Combine the cream and the egg whites. Fold dry ingredients into the cream mixture about a third at a time. Bake in greased 9-inch pans at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes. Cool slightly, remove from pans carefully. Cool completely.
Combine 1 C whipping cream, maple syrup to taste (about 1/2 C), and a dribble of vanilla. Whip until stiff.
Frost bottom layer heavily. Place a layer of chopped walnuts between the layers. Frost the rest of the cake heavily. Yes, heavily. Thick, thick cream.
And my Tuesday report: 157.2 pounds, 35.3 percent body fat.