Billie’s Italian Cream Cake

Jennifer Michie Pioneer Woman CookBook

Jennifer Michie Pioneer Woman Cake

We had a really lovely anniversary on Wednesday. We kept it simple and went where the wind took us. We had lunch at one of our favorite places in London and did a little browsing and a little strolling before heading home.

We had decided to keep dinner simple and enjoyable as well. So we did half the cooking and the fabulous Italian restaurant down the block did the other half. While I set the table and made a salad, Mr. Michie headed down the street to pick up the lasagna we had ordered.

I didn’t mind letting someone else make my dinner but there was no way, someone else was going to make our dessert, that was my real contribution to our anniversary date. I have wanted to make this cake since the first time I saw it on The Pioneer Woman’s site.

I earmarked it on my computer and would look at it from time to time, but nothing happened. Then her second cookbook came out and I saw that it was in there, but again nothing happened with it. You see, Mr. Michie is not really a fan of coconut and I was concerned he wouldn’t like it, but I think this cake has made him and coconut lifelong friends! I knew that this cake would be perfect for our anniversary, he would just have to taste it and he would know it was perfect too! So, I got my cakes ready on Tuesday before I met my girlfriend and iced them later that night before I went to bed. It was 4 layers of complete happiness!

It tasted great with champagne and great with coffee, it is also excellent for breakfast, but I won’t tell you how I know that!

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To make you own cake go to Ree’s site, The Pioneer Woman.

{p.s. excuse the fuzziness of my pictures, I was taking them really quickly on Mr. Michie’s IPhone and he was less interested in me photographing and more interested in eating dessert with me}