A Berliner is a jelly doughnut here.I have heard that people from different parts or the country here passionately discuss about what to expect when ordering a "Pfannkuchen".
No secret that a translation word by word implies that there must have been some involvement of a pan while baking this cake. But it is not that easy.
From the region I originally come from a Pfannkuchen is called a "Berliner" elsewhere. It is a kind of doughnut with jam inside.
What others expect when ordering a "Pfannkuchen" is basicially a pancake, (yeah!) - diameter is smaller than a French crêpe but it is much thicker.
I call them "Eierkuchen" ("egg"cake).
I don't discuss about this because I like both
As my mother said. I made this cake from scratch, I scratched off the box top to save it and threw it in the mixer with eggs water and milk maybe some butter.I grew up with pretty much my only exposure to cake being birthday cakes. My Mom's recipe was a fine birthday cake, but overall I didn't find cake too exciting.
Then I discovered some of the classics from/inspired by Europe, all full of ganache and what-not. Opera, Trinity, the famous Sacher-Torte, and their ilk. Mmmmmm, so good!
But those are far beyond my baking ambitions. At home by contrast the one 'cake' I make is what in my family is called a 'whacky cake' but I've heard others describe as a 'Depression (era) cake', presumably because it uses no eggs or butter -- it is more or less a home-made cake mix, and just about fast to mix up and cook. That ability to say "I want cake" and be eating a warm piece of cake about 45 minutes later (a bit quicker if the oven is still warm from cooking supper, or if you are willing to scald yourself on too-hot cake) is pretty satisfying
Interesting. I never knew that something like a German Chocolate Cake existed. I mean we have chocolate cakes here but I didn't know about this recipe in particular.
So the mayonnaise, is it a fat substitute for the cake, AmyJo, instead of butter or oil? You've got me curious.
Yup! It's a fat substitute.I'm not sure of the details on it, that just what my aunt has always liked. I used to help my grandmother make it for her years ago and then I kept doing it after she passed. It's a layer cake, really moist, and hard to keep together. Half the time it still falls apart on me lol!
Warm banana bread with chocolate chips abs a scoop of vanilla ice creamI've never had apple cake, but I have had apple crisp and I love it!. My husband doesn't like apple anything, so we don't have that here sadly. He doesn't like bananas either, but I love banana bread! He has to get over that!