I found it. This is seriously the most scrumptious cake ever. I have very strong and amorous feelings about butter, so when I saw the title of this post I knew I had to try it. I was kind of apprehensive about making it because (A) it involves yeast and I don’t often cook with yeast and (2) it’s still supposed to be liquid in the middle when it’s done baking so how the hell do I know that it’s done baking. However, this turned out to be idiot-proof. The cake consists of two layers: a thick cake-like bottom layer (think coffee cake consistency) and then a heavenly top layer. It takes a while to make because the bottom yeasty layer takes 2.5-3 hours to “rise.” I didn’t measure mine, but I don’t think there was a whole lot of rising going on, but it didn’t seem to matter. The top layer is essentially butter, sugar, and corn syrup. When it comes out of the oven the top layer looks kind of like custard that still needs to set, except that there’s a beautiful and delicious golden-brown crust on it. I wanted to eat the entire thing last night. I swear, this is the best cake ever. Bake it immediately.
Image and recipe from Smitten Kitchen.