Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!
Long before I became a die-hard New Englander I was a native of the south; specifically Florida. And as anyone who’s either lived in or even just visited the south can attest; no one throws a better party than a southerner (back me up here, Sandy). Because in the south a party isn’t just a party; it’s a balls-out drunken feeding frenzy of Bacchanalian proportion.
So it should come as no surprise that the southern party of the year, Mardi Gras, is celebrated on what is referred to as “Fat Tuesday;” the day before Ash Wednesday or the first day of Lent.
It is a southern tradition on Fat Tuesday to bake a very elaborate dessert called a “King Cake” (recipe in the link). But instead of this complicated treat I am going to pass along my new favorite recipe by fellow blogger Eggton called “Kanye West’s Apple Butter Cake Idea.” This is truly one of the best cakes I’ve ever had and is infinitely easier to make than a King Cake. Pair it with Eggton’s decadent derby girl ice cream or heavenly Almond Joy ice cream and you’ve got a dessert combination worthy of Mardi Gras. I’m getting “Fat” just thinking about it.