Which, you know, when I stop to think about it, really fits my dad. He is consistent like that. He is strong in his convictions, constant. He cheers for his ball teams regardless of what kind of season they are having. He is trustworthy and honest, whether or not anyone is watching. Always dependable.
This cake is a vintage classic, yet memorable and worth repeating...obviously! I think it makes sense that this is my dad's cake. It's fun to think that maybe people's birthday cake of choice might very well be a reflection of the kind of person they are. Do you think that's true for you?
I celebrate you, Dad, and honor your life of integrity, wisdom, steadiness and consistency.
1 Angel Food Cake Mix
2 ½ cups milk
4 egg yolks, whole- beaten
1 cup sugar
½ cup flour
1 tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. salt
2 tsp. gelatin, plain
milk (a little)
2 cups whipping cream, divided
sugar (a little)
1 tsp. vanilla
Bake Angel Food Cake in a tube pan according to package. (This is extremely simple.) Cool upside down in pan. Meanwhile, heat milk and add beaten egg yolks. Combine sugar with flour, add to mixture. Add vanilla and salt. Mix and cook. When thick, add gelatin, dissolved in a little milk.
In an electric mixer, whip 1 cup whipping cream on high until thick peaks are formed. When custard is cool, fold into whipped cream.
Cut Angel Food cake into 3 round layers, spreading filling between each layer and on top and sides of cake.
Whip another cup of whipping cream. Add a little sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla to taste. Cover the entire cake.
Slice and serve with fresh berries or peaches.
(my mom snapped these photos while making the cake this weekend so you could see some of the process...thanks, mom!)
|cooling the cake|
|slicing the layers (mom used an electric knife)|
|custard is on|
|with whipped cream-YUM!|