Thursday, July 29, 2010

Coughing and Walnut Cake



My apologies for all those with hands up for leftover cake. Yesterday marked the last day of the mid-year celebratory season and the baking of the Mr’s requested coffee and walnut birthday concoction. The smallest is up to the eyeballs in some snotty lergy involving a long-range spluttering cough. By the time she was up to some preparatory mixing of icing, I’d increased the oven temperature to germ fumigation level and in resignation, composed an apparently hilarious ditty about a poor coughing, coffee cake.

So anyway, you’ve been warned and one or two leftover slices are still up for grabs. In the interests of complete disclosure, if you look closely enough, you can spot evidence of a little finger lickin’ taste testing...



PS. The recipe is from the The Goddess Kitchen and is scrummy (if you’re doing infectious, cough spluttering disease denial). It’s extra scrummy if the very last thing you want to eat is more birthday cake. The mascarpone cheese icing is blessed, not-too-sweet relief after all those kid cakes...

PPS. Happy birthday, oh halo-wearing, bloke who stole my heart.

22 comments:

flowerpress said...

Yay, the cake looks as delicious as I imagined, though might give those prefondled pieces a miss ;-)
Happy birthday to Mr M&E!

Cindy said...

Sadly the snot puts me off less than the coffee so there will be a few crumbs left for the MR from me - next time for cake it will have to be - does that mean I have to wait until Dec?
Happy birthday to a man - who obviously has impecible taste!

m.e (Cathie) said...

happy birhday Mr m&e!
i don't even eat cake yet I just wanna lick that icing!
hope the little one has coughed up all that is left to cough up & you are living in a snot free household.

Chicken Willow said...

Hope all the snot goes away soon. That cake looks delicious.

Frog, Goose and Bear said...

We are super snotty and coughy around this place too.

Very masculine/daddy sounding flavour of cake. good choice!

I can't believe how many birthdays have been going on at your house - were you all born in the same month?!

Mel @ Little Ted Canvas said...

Mmmm, that looks delicious! It sure is the month for birthdays...

Kirsty said...

Happy, happy birthday to the mister. Hope he's had a cracker day. x

Gina said...

Very happy birthday to the man behind M&E... (yeah whatever). Cake looks divine. July sounds like it totally sucks the guts out of you. Bring on August!

PottyMouthMama said...

Happy Birthday to the mister.. That cake looks pretty darn good... Snotties or no snotties.. What's wrong with me?

PS. How's Worin?

Mel said...

Hold up ... when's Mr ME's birthday? 'Cos it's my Mr's birthday today! Hmmm these bloody Leo's and their heart stealing ways ;)

p.s that cake looks D.I.V.I.N.E with or without boogers

Fer said...

Happy Birthday Mr! That cake looks super scrummy, snot and all. :)

Di said...

I clearly should have dropped in at your place to steal some afternoon tea, instead of my parents. Although Mum's brownies are very good too.

Kylie said...

Happy wishes to the Mr :) I'm sure he's got everything he could ever dream of. Thanks for the recipe too! Kx

Needled Mom said...

Happy birthday to the Mr.

The cake looks fabulous despite the description.

Sandrine said...

Do you dread July Tania?But this cake looks so delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe and not the germs :)with us!Happy Birthday to Mr M&E.

Loz and Dinny said...

Now this is a bit out there - it's my Mister's birthday too ... and we also iced a cake (o' coconut) complete with snot and finger marks ... oh and fuses the mister just took out of the car that the small thought would look a right treat! Happy mucus memories all round, huh?

Stomper Girl said...

Happy birthday to the Mister. I hope no-one gives him germs for his birthday present.

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

hey you Mr shares a birthday with me!!! So best you pop some of that cake in the post for me. x

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

I meant YOUR Mr shares a birthday with me.
Lots of Leo's in your neck of the woods- must be hard with all that postulating and attention seeking and vanity- oh but the LOYALTY! well that is another story.

Black Eyed Susie said...

Yummo. I could do with some of that right now to go on top of the cookies and cream ice cream and chocolate I just stuffed in. Hey, it's been one of those weeks. But seriously I may have to try this recipe, my hubbie would love it too.

Happy birthday mister.

Mary-Laure said...

Mmmmmmm, this just looks too good! I am a cake fan.

elly bee said...

The cake looks lovely and for the first time in years I'm glad there a 20.000 miles between your household and mine. not for the germs but I try to loose some weight overhere and a cake like that would not help much!
hope M liked it...
eb x