Saturday, January 9, 2010

Video Post: Paula's Gooey Butter Cake

My shiny new Mac and I spent some quality time together today and made this little vid for you, my loves.

Though the Mac has many new bells and whistles, I am just the same, bizarre girl. So... the video is just as awkward as ever.

Enjoy, kids!

Now, in the interest of full disclosure, I should tell you a few things.

1. The cake was dark on some of the bottom bits. I'd probably only cook it between 40 and 45 minutes next time. I went for the full 50 this time and it was too much.

2. The sides stuck and my sous chef did some serious prying to free the thing. I sprayed, of course, but next time I'll douse. Or maybe butter and flour. I don't know... I'll do more.

3. The gooey butter cake tastes amazing, but it should be cut into really small pieces. The gooey part is redonkulously rich and even big fans of the thing can only handle so much. So... make it... but make it for a large crowd of sweet tooths. (Teeth? The tooths are in separate heads... which is why I think it might... hmm... I'll stop.)

And here are links for some of the things I mentioned in the video.

Amber (giver of super cool magnetic spoons) at Newly Domesticated.

And here's the Gooey Butter Cake recipe.

So... give it to me straight... should I ever step in front of the camera again?


Jecca Andrew said...

haha. FANTASTIC. that was great, mamba. absolutely great.

Pamela said...

That was pretty fun.

Have you seen this:

I just found out about it in the food section of the paper this week. I'm running to the kitchen store to get one as soon as I can.

Evan said...

Very nice. Loved the face when it was ready to go in the oven.

More, please!

Anita said...

Absolutely continue the videos....always wanna capture a "hitch in the giddy up" on camera. Loved it!!

Anonymous said...

I am very glad I am your friend. Well...maybe I'm deluding I am glad I follow your blog!

And yes, you should step in front of a camera again. T'was VERY entertaining :]

Kate said...

I'm watching this video and laughing and laughing and I love it. I love the sighs and the editing and just the whole thing! More, more, more!! Please.

Ash said...

This was hilarious! I love your reaction when saw the cake in the oven and it wasn't quite cooked.
I have to say the video was very entertaining! You did a good job!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Yes you should get in front of the camera again! And I mean that in a total "non-web soup" kind of way! ;P

LoveFeast Table said...

totally fun! keep the videos coming!

Liesl said...

Great video!! :o) And I totally want one of those magnetic spoons!! I have always wanted to try Paula's cake! YUM!

lerrington said...

By far my favorite Amanda video, you know...out of the two you've posted. Glad you left the angst with the de-shelling of the almonds. Top 3 highlights of the video in my expert opinion:
1."Go with God...I guess"
2. Your reaction when opening the oven
3. "Here it is out looking large...and jiggly"

Absolutely keep them coming! And nice touch with the Girlyman song, what's baking without a little Ty?

Anonymous said...

quite interesting read. I would love to follow you on twitter.