A Year of Holidays: Romantic Dinner for Two (Part 2)

Part 2 of the Romantic Dinner for Two review from the The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays cookbook.

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Romantic Dinner for Two: Part 2

(Sticky Cherry Cake)

20180216_203248.jpgApparently I completely missed the first part of the “Romantic Dinner for Two” section where it specifically tells you what to make the day before.  That would have saved a lot of time, and I would have had more time to make the cake on actual Valentine’s Day!

The cake wasn’t too challenging to make.  The ingredients are mixed in a bowl with an electric mixer, and then the cherries and pecans are folded in.  While the cake bakes in the oven, the cherry syrup is cooked over the stove.  The syrup is poured over the cake, and then it sits for 30 minute to absorb.

The syrup part of the recipe calls for 1 cup of cherry juice from the can of cherries, but I wasn’t able to get a full cup from my can.  So I reduced the amount of sugar and flour as well by a little bit, just in case.20180216_201628.jpg

Ree Drummond added some entertainment into this recipe with a few humorous lines,
such as:

Bake it for 40 minutes, or until the cake is no longer jiggly like my bottom.

My husband’s response:  “How are we supposed to know if it’s jiggly like her bottom without jiggling her bottom?”

Finally, after 30 minutes of watching the syrup absorb into the cake, it was ready to try!

YUMMY!!!  The cake was SO GOOD!  It was super moist, and the pecans made it extra tasty!

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Taste: 10/10

Absolutely delicious!

Difficulty: Average

This one wasn’t exactly easy, but wasn’t very difficult either.  It does involve an electric mixer, and you need to really watch the syrup as it cooks over the stove.

Cost: Average

Bigger costs would be the can of cherries, pecans, and whipped cream.  Most of the other ingredients would be in your cupboard or fridge already.

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