NOT! Ok, so this cake looked pretty cool, and I wanted to give it a shot. I didn’t want to follow that recipe because WTH is a glass of sugar equal to? Instead of following the recipe from Real Epicurian, I googled my way across the internets until I found another one. If you’ve looked at the Real Epicurean recipe, you have probably noticed that there is a recipe conversion in the comments… well Captain Obvious missed that one until I went to write this post. Anyways, the recipe I followed was a little different (no Sprite, canola oil instead of olive oil, etc.), but I figured I would give it a whirl. It was not hard to make at all, and making the concentric rings was pretty simple as described here. However, taste-wise, my cake was pretty blah blah bland.. Don’t get me wrong, it looked nice and it was edible, but was really nothing special besides to look at. I think I will try this one again using the Real Epicurean recipe. I think the Sprite will give it a little zing. You may also notice that my finished product had a coarser texture than the linked recipe’s. I will try again and repost in the next few weeks.
Making the circles… a work in progress
Sorry so dark. This is the batter ready to go into the oven
Hot out the oven