“Baking” this icebox cake was a lesson in reading directions, not just skimming them, but reading them carefully. I didn’t do that when I made this cake.
I have to go off on a tangent for a moment here. When I was growing up, Charles in Charge was one of my favorite shows. On one episode in particular, Charles, played by Scott Baio, exclaims when referring to a bowl of unbaked cake batter sitting in the kitchen:
GREAT! This is just great. Welcome home, Commander Powell! Would you like a sip of cake?
I just thought it was the funniest thing in the world. I burst out laughing every time I saw it, which was often in the days before DVRs and cable television. The episode, titled “Piece of Cake,” is available on YouTube and embedded below. Go to 05:33 for the moment I’m referring to.