Without futher adoo, dear readers, here are my best caker recipes of the past year.
Orange Julius Shake
Tastes just like the real thing. I got sweet revenge for getting canned from my first job by posting this recipe. Next up: my Pizza Hut years.
The Great Canadian Ketchup Cake
The condiment cake giving Tomato Soup Cake a run for its money. With The Huffington Post calling it a “thing” now, no doubt Ketchup Cake will soon appear on trendy restaurant menus alongside Grey Poupon Butter Tarts.
I know they don’t look like much, but dang if these don’t taste like corn dogs. Only you don’t have to pay fairgrounds admission to get one. Or deal with carnies. Added bonus: the wholesomeness of corn flakes!
Chocolate Chipper Cake
Caker Cooking reader Polly sent this to me. It takes a little time to make since it calls for cooked pudding (Hello? Is this 1894?) but the extra minutes are worth it. Damp as a root cellar after a summer rainstorm.
And my best recipe for the year is…
Oh my gad. My American relatives introduced me to this one. I couldn’t stop eating it. Doritos are a miracle food. In fact, I’m using them to shingle my house.
And now, the caker sh-t is about to hit the ceiling fan. Here’s the worst of 2013.
Let me state this clearly: No good has ever come from mixing vegetables with JELL-O. Even though tomatoes are technically fruit. IT STILL DOESN’T MATTER. This thing looks like an internal organ. Doesn’t taste much better either.
The fluff that flopped. This dish “moved” me like no other. I’ll spare you the details. Please don’t make this.
Kitty Litter Cake
Do you enjoy eating Tootsie Rolls that have been molded into the shape of cat feces? Well, you’re in luck.
It’s not that it tasted bad. But c’mon. Serve this at the next Bridge club and people will start referring to you as the town harlot.
And my worst recipe for 2013 is…
Stove Top Pot Pourri
Smells good. Tastes horrible. Even soder crackers couldn’t help this swamp water.
And that officially wraps up another year of the culinary tapestry that is caker cooking. Ready for another exciting year of more recipes? I sure am. Sorta.
If you've got time to kill, check out my best and worst list from 2012.
Happy New Year, everyone! See you back here in 2014.