As a birthday present for our good friend Laurie we’re eating a homemade cake consisting of layers of fresh, moist, yellow cake with raspberry, blueberry, and strawberry preserves. The cake was frosted with a rich caramel cream cheese icing then topped with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. It was finished with a drizzle of freshly-made salted caramel sauce.
A: now you know sweets aren’t my thing, but i can sure dig on some salted caramel! I have to admit, the caramel was the best part of this whole thing for me.
T: The caramel was best when it was warm and sitting in a measuring cup and eaten with a spoon. MMMmmm that was good.
A: If I recall correctly, you were drinking it at one point.
T: that is correct. I was drinking it. MMMmmmm MMM mm Mmm….. …. Mmm.
A: MMM hmmm! Happy Birthday laurie! Did you enjoy the cake too?
T: Yeah, the cake was awesome. Moist and delicious.
A: My only real complaint was its density. It wasn’t quite light and fluffy, but it was definitely moist and the berry preserves mixed well with the caramel cream cheese frosting.
T: I loved the berry preserves. And the cream cheese frosting. And the fresh fruit on top. I give the cake a 4.6/5. The berries were delish, the caramel was absolutely amazing, and I thought you did a beautiful job of building the layers. What’s your rating?
A: Hmm. I think it gets a 4.25/5 from me. I really did love the caramel, but the density of the cake took away from the score for me. just slightly though. I thought it was an over all good sugar level. You know how some desserts are just kill-you sweet? this one i could get through fairly easily.
T: usually deserts that are kill you sweet are just about right on for me, but I know what you’re saying. Some desserts just taste like sugar. That’s never good.
A: seriously. that’s the best part about salted caramel. it’s just sugar. but for some reason it’s soooooooooooo much more! it’s salty, it’s creamy and sticky and chewy and just down right delicious. I heart caramel.
T: That was a killer description of caramel… chewy.. yes, it is chewy. Mmmm… However, the last thing you said was, how shall I say… extremely cheesy… even kill me cheesy.
A: okay, assmunch. how about, I totally dig the caramel… dude.
T: right on, bro.