We aren’t big drinkers. Sitting out on the porch in the evenings, it just seems like we should enjoy an adult beverage but I always prefer Dr. Pepper. I tell my wine loving friends that if they come across a wine that tastes like Dr. Pepper, I’ll be happy. So far . . they have their wine and I have my Dr. Pepper.
Last week we were watching some show and they showed a Negroni being made. Hey . . that looked really good. It was red . . I was thinking cherry. We had the sweet vermouth, we had the gin but we didn’t have Compari so . . off to the local liquor store.
By the way . . I did not like that drink at all. Vince liked it but oh, my . . it was so strong for me.
But, when we walked into the liquor store, there was a bottle of Galliano and a memory came racing through my little memory bank. Back in the late 70’s, one of the cakes I made over and over again was a Harvey Wallbanger Cake and I remember it being moist and delicious. So, I said to Vince . . I want this bottle of Galliano. I have a really good cake recipe that uses Galliano.
He looked at the price and said NO WAY! We are NOT paying that much for a bottle of booze. What? What did you just say? I told him . . fine. I’ll come back and get it when you’re not with me so you could save me a trip but . . it doesn’t matter to me. He knew that I would do that so he ended up getting it. I knew the recipe only used a little Galliano but he stood there and compared prices and ended up putting back my small bottle and getting the largest bottle so I see lots of Harvey Wallbanger cakes in our future. 🙂
The recipe that I had used many years ago used a storebought cake mix but I found this recipe that’s made from scratch and that’s the one I used. It was delicious.
Those decorative bundt pans are a little smaller than the traditional pans so I ended up with two mini cakes too.
The pan I used is the Chrysanthemum Bundt Pan, which seems to be no longer available. It was kinda funny because I was talking to Nicole last night and she was making a pound cake. I showed her the picture of my cake and she told me she didn’t have any of the pretty pans so she began looking at some and we found that the Chrysanthemum pan was nowhere to be found but they have this Blossom Pan which is similar. She also ordered the Fleur de lis pan and the Jubilee pan. Chad Loves the fleur de lis. I also have the Jubilee pan but haven’t used it yet. Maybe I’ll make another cake when the Harvey Wallbanger cake is gone!