WHEN YOU NEED A TREAT ... like these little cakes for kids, after a long day at school. Nothing fancy, nor exotic. Two layers of of cake that are soft & dense & sweet and in the middle, one layer of pure creaminess. Just VANILLA flavors. Just SOFTNESS. Just INNOCENCE. A treat for “recess-time” for kids or an afternoon snack after getting home from school or a “coffee break” for us adults before hitting the happy hour & cocktails session like big kids (only later in the evening and only occasionally of course) … yeah, right !
The idea to make it “perfectly and evenly layered” is to use a straight-sided square baking tin with baking paper on the inside to easily lift out the 1stbaked cake layer and bake the 2ndcake layer. And then when you want to add the creamy filling in the middle, you use the baking tin as the mold, to press it all down and solidify it before finally entirely removing it to slice it up. It’s an easy & versatile recipe and I see no reason why you couldn’t add some cocoa powder (or chocolate milk) to the cake batter or cocoa and chocolate chips in the cream filling to make a milk-chocolate version or even adding some chopped berries or citrus zests in the creamy filling for a fruitier cake.
I haven’t been very busy with work for the past 3 weeks but my “work- marathon” is rapidly approaching. I’ll be super busy working, travelling and hopefully wining & dining too until mid-July, with maybe a few days off here and there (to regather my spirits before each new assignment/adventure).
I’m always excited about working. So many new international faces to meet and discover and collaborate with. It’s like simultaneously going back to an old school and to a new school after the long summer holidays, but this happens all year long for me. I’m professional and a good worker but obviously, half of the time, I act like a clown (which pretty much resumes my school years too). I was a trouble-making nerd. Always a “top pupil & student” or one of the ‘top’ but always getting in trouble for my exuberance and big & fat (but not impolite) mouth.
George ! Stop talking. George ! Quiet down. George ! Pay attention. George ! Relax. George ! Please leave the classroom and stand outside ! George ! Clean the blackboard ! … BUT ALSO … George ! Congratulations, you got the highest mark.
I was never a bad kid, nor one the cool kids, just a “goofy” kid.
Like my dear mama would say : “Georgie, shut-up and eat” . . . :)