Confession time: In my existence as a food blogger, I have probably written the words “this is the best recipe ever” more than fourteen hundred million times. There are a lot of really good recipes out there. Also, I may be prone to superlatives.
But none of that matters anymore. Because this is the best recipe ever.
I kid you not. When it comes to cake, I’m a picky chicken. Always looking for ways to upgrade box mixes, I often come away feeling a little blasé. No matter what you add, most mixes make a pretty standard cake that’s pretty good. It’s hard to change the texture or generally wow one’s face off.
Until, of course, one decided to add a pound of ricotta, a heaping glug of olive oil and the most incredible almond-kissed drizzle of icing to the top of this sugar cookie-inspired cake.
I am telling you. Run for the kitchen. Grab a bowl. Make this cookie cake. It will become your favorite cake of all time ever. Ever. Ever.
I mean ever.
It all starts here. A pretty simple ingredient lineup, with the addition of olive oil, ricotta and almond extract.
Not pictured in the photo above: a very shy cup of heavy cream.
Easy as anything, simply pop all of the ingredients into a stand mixer, beat until creamy, then pour into a well-greased 9-inch springform pan.
This batter. Is. So. Creamy.
It totally deserves its own hashtag. #thisbatterissocreamy
After an hour of baking, this glorious puff of love shall emerge from your oven.
You’re welcome to now call it your loven.
Once cooled, whisk together a smidgen of powdered sugar and a splotch of heavy cream. Then drizzle. Ice. Frost away.
There is so much perfection happening right now.
Time for sprinkling. Just go for it. Express your inner sprinkles with reckless abandon.
And here. Is your life.
Time to slice! Feel free to dive right in. Or if you’d prefer, let the icing set until firm for a less gooey look.
Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy.
Srsly. Best. Recipe. Ever!
Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen, where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!