I missed my Food Friday opportunity yesterday, missing with it my chance to talk about the good, Weight Watchers friendly food we've eaten this week. So instead, I'll dig into the darker side of my culinary psyche for today's post.
You see, last week, Lauren (actually, our nanny on Lauren's behalf) made cupcakes for her Mentor-Mentee group. There was some batter leftover. Cake batter is not particularly W-W friendly, but it's a damned shame to waste anything in this economic climate, so this afternoon, while Lauren was safely away from home, I made use of that batter, but not to make cupcakes, not to make a regular cake. No. Something better.
Because, you see, the best part of cake--IMHO--is the icing (or, if you prefer, frosting). The actual cake may be good in and of itself too, but that's really secondary. Especially if we're talking about a cream cheese icing. I could eat that on wads of scrap paper.
So what I did was use my cake batter to make something resembling a pancake, a thin version of cake, to which I added cream cheese icing. Perfect. I may never bake a full-sized cake again now that I've discovered this brilliancy.