This is a Martha Stewart recipe.
In Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain distinguishes restaurant and home cooking by the amount of butter used and the use of shallots. This recipe uses butter and shallots, which might be why it tastes so delicious.
This is a great recipe to have on hand if, like me, you open a bottle of red wine, drink a glass, and then forget about the rest of the bottle until it’s too far gone for consumption by itself. It’s a great way to use wine left out after a party or two buck Chuck.
This Cake Mix Doctor recipe comes to me via my friend Morgan.
We made this cake for a friend’s birthday while in Palm Springs reading our “write-on” materials. (This is extra work given to you immediately after you finish your 1L finals. The only way we got through this cruelty was reading the materials while in the pool and beginning to drink mid-afternoon.)
It was quite a revelation to 1L Cindy that you could substitute the liquid in a cake mix recipe for alcohol. A boozy, boozy revelation. I have never looked back (see: Bacardi rum cake).