At just one occasion or another, we’ve all had to possess our nine-to-five job. Although, we are grateful for the cash that comes in, at certain points, we feel bored or even bowl. down-hearted.
That’s once we got to find our escape point. After work, I escape to my kitchen, where I can create and (hopefully) make something absolutely terrific.
My escape is even better once I can combine that with my other happy spot, Disneyland.
When I created this cake and eventually bit into it, I used to be whisked away. it had been to not some exotic jungle, but to Adventureland. After all, there are some modern conveniences and safety precautions that Disneyland offers compared to some jungles.
This cake took me thereto exact spot ahead of Bengal Barbecue that I and my family always sit at to observe the planet pass.
I can feel the roughness of jungle rope, or the texture of climbing into great heights to succeed in the goal of being at the highest of the Tarzan Treehouse (what we once knew because the Swiss Family Treehouse). Adventurous and mystified we sit and take it beat from a chair.
People are walking by, happy, carefree, and excited by that life that has brought them to the present beautiful place. I watch the Jungle Cruise where families are coming from while the youngsters still are laughing at the lame jokes that came from their captain. I look to the proper and that I see the Indiana Jones Adventure.
Kids looked stunned and fogeys look excited and happy. You wonder if these people look this happy reception. Everyone should look this happy every day.
That’s once I look towards the playhouse where all the rowdy kids are acting like monkeys and getting out all their energy (at least a 3rd of it).
Sweet and savory barbeque chicken mixed with exotic yet playful spices tantalize my senses. Over the sweet barbeque scent, I detect the smell of dew.
That’s right, the smell of ancient and green rainforest soaked in its own moisture (it could be the smell of the water from the Jungle Cruise, but I’m still going with the rainforest story).
Children laughing and screaming in good natured fun wake me from my fantasy. For a second there I assumed I used to be during a rainforest, but no, I’m Disneyland, safe and unscathed, but feeling still very adventurous.
The hooting of the tropical birds and therefore the old-fashioned sounds of the skippers’ radios complete my happy picture.
Suddenly, I’m back in my kitchen with the cake that started it all. Deep, exotic and playful, it matches where I’m thereupon which makes us happy.
For an exotic cake of your own which may bring your sweet escape, try this:
“Adventureland Marbled Spice Cake”*
Ingredients: 1 and ½ tsp leaven, 1 and 1/8 cups confectioners’ sugar sifted, 6 tbs softened butter, 3 tbs non-fat milk, ½ tsp ground ginger, ¼ cup sugar, ¼ cup Splenda, 3 tbs molasses, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 2 eggs lightly beaten, 7/8 cup all-purpose flour, and a couple of drops of vanilla.
1) Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8-inch cake pan.
2) Cream the butter, sugar, and Splenda. hammer in the eggs and vanilla.
3) Sift the flour and leaven together and fold into the mixture alternating with milk until combined.
4) Spoon 1/3 of the mixture into a bowl, and stir within the molasses, ginger, and cinnamon.
5) Drop alternating spoonsful of dark and lightweight mixtures into the pan. Run a knife through them to urge the cake marbled.
6) Bake for 50 minutes. Leave in pan for 10 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to chill.
7) Stir enough warm water within the confectioners’ sugar to form a smooth icing. Spoon quickly over the cake. Allow to line.
8) Enjoy with the emotions of your exotic sweet escape.
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* Base for recipe from Cake then I molded it from there.