The Looneyspoons Collection: Fantasy Island Cake

How great would it be to munch on a piece of this cake with Ricardo Montalban? Huh? Huh? What a fantasy.

With my honeymoon at Disney World just around the corner (one more week!), I thought a tropical cake would be just thing I’d need this week to prepare. I mean sure there’s laundry to do and packing to be done, but a girl need some cake to keep her strength up, right?

This cake was a cinch to make. Two bowls, a pan, and a wooden spoon is all you’ll need. All of the ingredients can typically be found in a baker’s pantry. Although I won’t share the recipe (you’ll have to get yourself a copy of the book for that – and the whole book is great), I will show you the easy step by step required for this cake.

First of course, you gather the required ingredients:

Prepare your pan. A little trick I use when lining a pan with parchment – cut a square that would be large enough to cover the bottom of your pan, as well as come up the sides. Then just snip once at each corner:

Then when you put the parchment in the pan, the corners turn right into the sides, to make nice sharp corners.

Combine the dry ingredients.

Combine the wet ingredients.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just until all of the dry ingredients are moistened.

Pan the cake, and throw it in the oven!

Voila! Lovely tropical cake!

Healthy and delicious. We enjoyed it while still warm, with a dollop of whipped cream on top. Perfect.

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