The next day, we admired our latest celebration cake.
My dad said that one of his favorite parts about this cake is that there’s no baking required, which removes a lot of the stress that comes with making dessert for the family (don’t ask him about the Great Souffle Disaster of 2001).
“You don’t have to worry, ‘Oh, is it ready? Did I overcook it? Is it going to raise?’ like with other cakes” he told me.
Plus, the recipe is so simple. My dad didn’t even have it written down until I asked him to for this article.
“It’s very easy to remember,” he said. “You don’t even have to remember the proportions, you can just mix and match and put whatever you want there.”
“It’s always trial and error, and it’s very hard to fail. If you put too much brandy? It’s okay! And if you put too little, you know next time to put a little more.”