Baking a cake can cure any funk. Batter is medicine for this doctor. The oven in my house must cook out bad humors, leaving happy, sugary ones. Licking the spoon has no age limit; in fact if I ever have kids, they’ll have to share with me.
This is an easy Valentine’s Day cake. Just like my mom used to make them. Take a square pan and a round one, bake the cakes and cut the circle in half. Attach each semicircle to the top like a diamond and frost the whole thing.
This cake is made of champagne, Andre in fact. Andre, which is really more like bottom of the barrel sparkling wine as many college girls could tell you, makes a very moist cake with a subtle flavor. The cake and frosting are spiked with raspberry liquor. This cake is very loosely adapted from Dorie Greenspan's Baking