what time is it? it’s time for cake: spice cake with penuche frosting

Last night I was in the mood for cake but I didn’t want something with a lot of calories, so I poked into one of the cookbooks that I found on my Portland trip: 1,001 Low-Fat Vegetarian Recipes (found on the discount shelf at Powells, natch). This cake may be low in fat, but it’s got lots of sugar, but I decided to throw caution to the wind cuz dammit, I wanted cake! And boy, this cake was worth it. Spicy and moist and it almost tasted like a spice donut! Yum. I wasn’t too sure about the frosting, because as I naturally tend to do, I don’t really follow recipes to the letter and mine turned out to be more of a glaze than a frosting. But the glaze worked well and I added some cinnamon to give it more flavour, but I did find that the recipe did make too much icing. Next time, I’d cut it in half or even leave it out altogether, and the cake wouldn’t suffer one it without it.

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