Tuesday Jan 01, 2008

Holiday Poke Cake

I'd never seen nor heard of a "poke" cake until I was reading my favorite fitness blog.  I even twittered that I thought it looked nasty, but my wife said it looked good and so did all the girls.  I happened to be down the cake and jello aisle and thought hell why not.  I'll make it for Christmas. 

Well after Christmas breakfast, I was so bloated I couldn't even stand the thought of more food.  It's a long story, but the 12 days before Christmas I did "The 12 Days of Tuna".   Tuna for every meal.  Five to six times a day.  A lot of tuna.  Don't bother leaving comments about mercury poising, last time I checked I'm not pregnant, nursing, or a child. (No, that last point is not debatable)  It's a classic body builder diet that has been used to reset metabolisms, "cut", and for some to drop weight.  I did it for the reset effect (I also ate plenty of brown rice and broccoli) and it worked, but I've gotten off track.  We are talking about bad food here, really bad food.

I made the poke cake for a New Years Day treat.  It was so well received that there are only two slices left (the top picture) and all the girls want it for their birthday cakes.  Of course they want different colors and flavors and there's even talk about a tower version where we make a rainbow.  If like me, you wondered why it's called a poke cake, it's because you poke holes in the cake and pour jello over the cake and the jello seeps into the holes that you poked.  Go figure.  Recipe here.

Of course, I had my helpers as usual.

 

And for the record, I did not have even a crumb.

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My name is Craig Bender aka ThinGuy. I'm a Principal Software Developer for Oracle's Virtual Desktop Engineering group.

I architect and evangelize the use of Oracle's Desktop technology including Sun Ray, Secure Global Desktop, and Oracle VDI.

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