Welcome to Foodie Friday, where great food is always on the menu.
I'm happy to see you this week. Pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee, and a
huge helping of Emergency Dessert.
No calories, of course.
Have you ever been in a situation where company is coming, and you
have a choice: clean the house or bake a cake?
If you have time to bake, stop reading and skip to the bottom of this post.
But if you choose to tidy your house, I've got the perfect cake for you.
My family calls it ...
The Emergency Dessert.
Simple, stunning, and sublime--in five minutes.
How to Make an Emergency Dessert
Start with a grocery-store lemon pound cake and two fresh lemons.
Take the cake out of the plastic container and set on a rack.
Using a fork, poke holes all over the top of the cake.
Make a simple confectioner's sugar icing--powdered sugar and lemon juice.
You can tint it with food coloring or add a fruit puree (if you have time).
Spoon the icing over the cake and wait until it has "set."
Transfer the cake to a platter or pedestal.
If you have a fresh raspberries (or any type of fruit), pile them
in the center of the cake, reserving a few for garnish.
Edible flowers add a romantic touch. Just snip off the stems
and tuck the flowers on the top of the cake.
I added a few candy sprinkles, too.
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Every Friday, we are joined at this big, virtual table--thank you for stopping by today. I'm grateful to all of you who spend your days cooking. I'm grateful to old and new friends who contribute recipes every week. I'm grateful to friends who leave a comment. I'm grateful for the silent folks, because you are brought here by your love of all things culinary. We are food people. And that's a marvelous thing.
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