Lane Cake Truffles
First of all, how was everyone’s weekend? What did you do? Did you enjoy the glorious weather? Perhaps you went to a Cinco de Mayo party?
I had one heck of a weekend. I need a weekend for my weekend.
Do you ever have one of those weekends where you can’t possibly fit anything else into it even if you tried?
My weekend started on Friday night with a trip to the gym followed by Avengers: Age of Ultron. I’m not a fan of 3-D movies, but I think they’ve definitely improved over the years. The theater was packed; it was a sold out show actually.
The next morning, I squeezed in some time to make these treats for you before rushing out the door to work at Starbucks. As soon as I got home from my 8-4 shift, I showered up and my boyfriend took me out for a nice dinner. Guys, I had Rock Shrimp and Sweet Potato Fritters and they were insanely good. I’ve been dreaming about them since. We had a lovely date night and got to see an old friend star in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
I didn’t slow down after Saturday because the boyfriend and I went to Citifield to see my Mets take on the Washington Nationals. Unfortunately, they lost, but it was an amazingly beautiful day out and I got some cotton candy. No complaints from me.
You’d think I’d get to rest now after that busy weekend, but there’s more. My two beautiful friends are getting married tomorrow and I’m helping out at the rehearsal dinner tonight.
What’s helping me through this craziness? Coffee. Oh, and I also thrive in stressful situations…except during job interviews. “Did you say your name was Pan?” Name that movie.
Anyways, I wanted to share with you something that doesn’t get too much recognition and I’ve only had the original version once. It’s called Lane Cake.
If you’ve read To Kill A Mockingbird, you probably will remember Scout eating some of Miss Maudie’s Lane Cake. It’s a little boozy.
I’m all about frosting, so I created a cake truffle that emphasizes all of the filling and frosting of Lane Cake without the staggering amount of calories. I’ve read mix reviews about whiskey (and bourbon) being gluten-free, so if you’d like to make this gluten-free, I would suggest using a non-alcoholic extract. There is only 2 teaspoons of whiskey (diluted) in the entire recipe, so you won’t be falling off of your seats.
Have a wonderful week!