vickievoit8's Recipe Reviews
Posted 3/17/2013 10:47:05 PM
Irish Cream Celebration Cake
I just made this today as a suitable end to our St. Patrick's Day meal. It was a good cake, but I can't say I would rave about it as much as some other reviewers have. Some may find it more "labor intensive" than other desserts they've made, but it really is not difficult at all. My pans are 8 1/2" (oddly enough) so I did not have a problem with any of the batter flowing over. It did puff up to some extent, but that went away before I even took the layers out of the oven. They settled even more after that. I had no problem at all getting the cakes out of the pan after they had cooled ten minutes; that is likely because I prefer to use the method for preparing the pan for baking that I've always used - a thin layer of shortening and a light dusting of flour. I've never had a problem getting a cake out of a pan using that method. Other than that, I made no changes to the recipe so that my review would be based simply on the recipe given. The only bittersweet baking chocolate I found in the store in my area was by Ghiradelli, which is a good chocolate, but I was surprised there was no bittersweet by Baker's or any other supplier. The only change I might make if I ever bake this cake again would be perhaps to try a different liqueur I might like more.
Posted 1/12/2012 4:41:41 PM
Slow-Cooker Chipotle Chicken and Pintos with Spanish Rice
Thank you to the people who try a recipe and print helpful comments as to flavor and so on, which is what I believe the test of us want. To those who seem to think their duty is to tell us all what to eat and not eat based upon nutritional value, please do not waste your time and ours telling us something we already know and/or can read for ourselves if interested. It is not your job to lecture or give advice about nutrition. That is not the purpose of the comment area.
Posted 11/12/2011 10:28:45 PM
I had none of the problems others spoke of. I made the cake as a layer cake since I wanted it to have a look of elegance for Thanksgiving last year. Though at first my guests (all family) thought they would just have the pumpkin pie I had also made, as soon as they had a taste of this cake, the pie was all but ignored. This cake is simply delicious and I would make it again and again, knowing it can't help but be a hit. In the end, they were begging to also take pieces, no matter how small, home with them.