A tasty treat for Burro; and anyone else who enjoys such things

Ok, Burro, yesterday Mrs. Cone whipped up two cakes for her nerd herd. Why two, because her little men are not big fans of the one cake. Clearly, I'm not the only one who is spoiled. Anyway, to encourage baking by both sexes, here is the recipe for what she made me. I figure, what with the weekend coming up, this might make a nice father/daughter project. And I hope it has the side benefit of letting you know that I didn't take anything in our discussion personally; and I hope you didn't either.

Dead Lady's Almond cake (ya, this is what it's called, long story, I'll elaborate at the bottom for those that are interested)



3/4 C. melted butter 1 tlbs. sugar; the "sparkling" kind if you have it

1 1/2 C. sugar 4 oz. sliced almonds

2 eggs

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. vanilla

1 1/2 tsp. almond extract

1 1/2 c. flour

Ok, here we go. Beat the eggs and sugar together while you melt the butter. Let the butter cool a little, then slowly add it to the egg/sugar mix. Be careful here, because if you mix the melted butter in too fast and/or the butter is too hot (especially too hot) you'll get scrambled (i.e.cooked) eggs, in which case you have to go back to square one.

Add all the other "cake" ingredients and mix. Mrs. Cone does this by hand, but I assume a mixer would be fine too. The batter goes into a greased 8 or 9 inch square pan. Toss the "topping" ingredients on top and then it's into a preheated 350 degree (Fahrenheit) oven for 30 minutes.

Ideally, it's best served warm with a glass of milk. Yum, Yum!

We call it "Dead Lady's Almond Cake" because it was a closely held family secret until someone "publicly" let the cat out of the bag from the great beyond when she willed it to all female Cones, not just those related by blood. Big brew-ha-ha in my family. And quite funny too, from a certain perspective.


Yum! So when are you mailing out samples to taste test?


Well, Garry, you're only one state border away, so you might just want to drive.

And, here, I thought the thread your wife was working on was going to be pics of her holding flashlights in the kitchen...

What a let down :)

You know, I'll ask. Never know, we might both get lucky. :glasses:

This thread is worthless without pics. And a review would be nice... ;)



Damn this thread is making me LOL.

And if she gets mad... you just might get... THE CONE OF SILENCE


Damn it, i just fell off my chair laughing!

FYI, if you want pictures or backed goods do not mention R.R. My wife hates her! No, seriously, NOT funny! Actually, I like to mention her when I'm trying to divert attention away from something I said or did that is about to get me in trouble.

Oh, and BetweenRides, here is the review. "That cake is to die for." And with a that much butter in such a small pan, you just might. Enjoy at your own risk.

You crack me up cone! Honestly! I look forward to reading your posts just to get a laugh! Might just have to drive out there for some cake so I can meet you in person! (And ask your wife how the heck she puts up with you!)


How you ask? Mostly she ignores me. And when that doesn't work she makes me exercise for hours on end so that when we get home I have to nap.

Cone, you really need to change your avatar. I keep confusing you with Huny74 when I just glance at the avatar.


R.R.?? My first thought was Rosie the Riveter (but I just came from your sexist CPF thread ) then after some thinking I came up with Rachel Ray (who I can’t stand either!).

For those outside the US: thats Fahrenheit, so about 177° Celsius. Cant recommend baking anything (aside from flashlights maybe) at 350°C. :)

That's a picture of our Maine Coon cat. He is also spoiled. And huge! Look at him; the poor guy can't even put his little paws together. He eats a lot of cake too. I did notice Huny's cat and always meant to inquire about it.

Funny, too, you should bring the topic of that avatar up in this thread, though. My wife put that up there figuring you guys would bust my B@))$ about it. And now I can't figure out how to get it off or change it. Honestly, I'm not that good with electronics and technology. That's part of the reason I don't build one of those complicated chargers a lot of you guys have or use 18650 batteries.

Ya, sorry about that. I'll edit the OP. Ironic, too, because the recipe came from Holland.

Nah, I rather wanted to make a joke than a point. I expect everyone here to have some kind of common sense. I cant even set my oven to 350°C.. except for pyrolysis. :D

This recipe sounds MUCH simpler than defuse kit's cake, over on EDCF.

He spent hours, just in the decoration!

Hey, Gnarly! What's the deal? You post here only once a month? :p