This month's prayer gathering will be followed by a potluck dinner. I volunteered to bring a dessert. I wanted to make something that was easy, using ingredients I had on hand for the most part. So, I decided to make a cake using a cake mix I had on hand. I baked the cake in a Bundt pan, last night and kept it in the fridge overnight.
This morning, I warmed up half a jar of my homemade lemon marmalade in the microwave until it became a pourable consistency and spread it over the cake:
|Glazing the Cake with Lemon Marmalade|
Later in the afternoon, I went to the grocery store and bought a container of ready-made chocolate frosting (for $1.79). I scooped out half of the frosting into a small bowl and microwaved it for 30 seconds, until it melted and then, spooned the melted frosting on the top of the cake so that it flowed down the sides. Then, kept it in the fridge for the frosting to cool down and set.
After that, I sliced some strawberries and kiwi fruit that I had on hand and arranged them on the cake to decorate it. The strawberry slices are put on with a dab of frosting, which I hope will keep them in place. I tried putting additional kiwi slices under the strawberry "flower" to look like leaves, but they kept sliding down the frosting, so, I picked them off and ate them, with the rest of the fruit trimmings! LOL!
I don't know how the fruit slices will fare on the 35+ mile journey to the prayer gathering! Maybe I should stick some toothpicks to hold them in place and take them out when we get there! Now I have to find a container in which to transport the cake. I don't have a round cake carrier. But I do have a disposable salad bowl with cover; maybe that will work! Hm, maybe this cake wasn't such a good idea, after all! LOL. Maybe I should have made a bread pudding, instead!
What is your favorite dessert to take to a potluck dinner?