It’s a magical thing. Some how it’s able to celebrate, cure, be delicious, be a good friend and do it all looking oh-so-sassy!!
I need this cake today, I feel like I need cake every day – and if I could, trust me, I would. But today’s different, I need a slice ( or two). It’s been a rough week. Work has been nuts, after hours I’m meeting with potential clients, filling orders, planning a wedding, recipe testing and all in that mix, I manage to get some sleep.
Speaking of sleep … you know that person you see every single morning sleeping on the train – - that’s me. Two things, first – you know I’m the sleeping lady … DO NOT sit next to me if you plan on talking on your cell phone at 6:45 am. Who’s up and needs to chat every.single.day at 6:45?! Second, thank you kind people who gently tap me when we get to my stop … I love you. And if possible, I would share this cake with you. You deserve a slice or two.
And so, my plans for this weekend … nada!! I want to kick back, do nothing at all and eat cake. Will it happen? – Doubtful … but I’ll try my best. Let’s start with the cake :)
Joy did her funky magic and added tea to cake. Remember when I did that to muffins? And then I did it again? Joy is cooler, she made petite cakes and then dunked them in frosting … her’s are pretty … delicate and delicious looking. Buy her book, make her cakes, and you’ll see. I took her idea and did my funky magic.
I added earl grey instead of chamomile, skipped the honey frosting but added some extra butter – brown sugar – pineapple and cherries. It’s a beast of beauty. One that I will get to know at least once ( maybe twice … or thrice ..) this weekend.
Pineapple Upside Down Earl Grey Tea Cake
Earl grey tea used.
Didn’t make, or add the frosting.
1/4 Cup Butter
2/3 Cup Brown Sugar
3 Slices of Fresh Pineapple, cut into 1/4 segments
15 cherries ( or enough to make a pretty circle)
Melt 1/4 cup butter and pour into cake pan. Sprinkle brown sugar over melted butter. Arrange your pineapple and cherries in a pretty pattern. Cake – it should be simple, and pretty.
The rest, was all Joy.
Enjoy darlings, have a great weekend … eat some cake … be merry… make magic <3