My sister-in-law is having a medical emergency so this will be short and I won’t be reading the blogs tomorrow. I am sure everyone’s cake was fabulous.
I used prunes – what the hell? – and brandy. Even the airport size bottles of cognac seemed far too costly for just a cake. I made a couple of other substitutions – almonds for the nuts and semi-sweet for the glaze. They were what I had around.
The cake was good even if the 637 steps required about as many pans. I would probably make it again and try it with cherries (and no nuts). I took the leftovers to work and the plate was literally licked clean. Guess we weren’t the only ones to enjoy it.
And Dorie’s husband was right. It was better chilled.