“Spruced-Up Vanilla Cake” from “Nigella Christmas”

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This cake looks impressive, but frankly it’s all about the pan*.

(Now I’ve got an earworm of “It’s All About That Bass” in my head. I will soldier on, regardless.)

In the cookbook, Nigella uses the Christmas tree Nordicware pan. As I didn’t have that one, I chose between the other two I do have– a castle and this one, which is actually a rose shape but looks like a iceberg when viewed from the side with icing sugar for snow and Monty the Penguin (or his cousin) on the summit.

It was another Book Club triumph. Everyone was impressed, but like I said, it comes down to the pan. The recipe itself was very easy to do and I will definitely be making it again before December is over.

“Spruced-Up Vanilla Cake” from “Nigella Christmas”